How to fix a door knob that wont open




How to fix a door knob that wont open

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  • With a door lock stuck in the open position or a lock stuck in the locked position, there is always a solution. If the door knob turns, but won't open.

    You can either try to repair or replace the door lock on your own, or you We've all had the stubborn door knob that will turn but won't open.

    In the last post, we discussed how to fix a spinning door knob that won't open, and in the following post, we'll cover how to fix a door lock that's.

    How to fix a door knob that wont open

    How to fix a door knob that wont open

    It's hard to describe This can leave at least surface wood damage though. If you have the type with the half moon, use the outside of the lockbody, stick it into the half moon, and turn the whole thing to retract the latch. JavaScript is Disabled For the best experience and to ensure full functionality of this site, please enable JavaScript in your browser.

    How to fix a door knob that wont open

    How to fix a door knob that wont open

    How to fix a door knob that wont open

    How to fix a door knob that wont open

    How to fix a door knob that wont open

    Locksmith Hamilton - Does Your Jammed Door Knob Turn But Not Open? Here’s How To Fix It! - Part I

    Lock stuck - latch won't retract. Page 1 of 2. The lock on one of the outside doors is stuck shut. The knob turns from both inside and outside but the latch won't retract.

    The lock is a Schlage keyed knob with deadlatch and about five year old. I have removed the knobs and am able to move the locking mechanism that should retract the latch but the latch wont budge. For the last few days I had noticed that the spring mechanism in the latch wasn't working too smoothly - I had to turn the knob to shut the door rather than just being able to push the door shut.

    How to fix a door knob that wont open

    What can I do to pull the latch out of the latch hole and strikeplate? Thanks for your help. Find all posts by alecu. Originally Posted by alecu. Find all posts by cuedude.

    Cuedude, Thanks for the ideas: This lock has a deadlatch - is this method likely to work I have read that the deadlatch is meant to prevent "credit-card" entry. Other ideas are appreciated too. I didn't understand the part about opening the door with a flatblade screwdriver What I meant to say is if you remove the lock from the inside of the door, using a flatblade screwdriver you can pull the little 'T' that sticks out from the latch on the inside of the hole. This pulls the latch back away from the strike, allowing you to open the door.

    How to fix a door knob that wont open

    There are different configurations of latches, and how they are activated however. You could run into a long latch the lock runs through. You can use a large flatblade to activate that. If you have the type with the half moon, use the outside of the lockbody, stick it into the half moon, and turn the whole thing to retract the latch. Let me know if you have any more trouble.

    I'll do my best to get that thing open for you. Thanks for the ideas - much as I tried, I couldn't get it to open. Had to call a locksmith. The locksmith was able to work the latch out using a couple of thin tools and friction in the gap between the door and the frame. The latch was broken - the spings inside were wedged sideways.

    Appears to be a mechanical failure of the lock - a Schlage with a lifetime warranty! Hi alecu, Sorry about that. A broken latch is something I didn't figure on. I thought it was OK. I'm glad the lock is out now, and the door is open. I'm also wondering why the lock wasn't removed from the door before the broken latch was found. Glad it's open though. I had the same problem with a Kwikset doorknob. Various tools inserted in the crack of the door would not move the latch.

    How to fix a door knob that wont open

    The door could not be taken off of the hinges. My solution was to cut through the door latch with a hacksaw blade inserted in the crack of the door from inside the house. It took patience and about 45 minutes. Find all posts by texascharles. Same Latch Retraction Issue. So I have the same issue desribed in the previous posts in which my door latch wont retract.

    I am willing to call a locksmith, but I want to give it the old college try first. Next I removed the knobs and tried to manually force the latch back. I think I am working on the appropriate piece, but I'm open to suggestions.

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