New Schlage door lock


Old 08-15-05, 09:48 AM
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New Schlage door lock

This summer I replaced the front door to our house. The old door was falling apart and wasn’t keeping the cold out during the winter. We purchased a new door that had a ¾ decorative window. After the door was installed I put in the new door lock. It is a Schlage Plymouth system that came with a deadbolt and a fancy door handle.

My problem is that every time we open the door the latch doesn’t come out again. We have to turn the inside handle a couple of times to get it to come back out so we can shut the door. I have taken the lock off several times to see if there was anything blocking it but when I put it back together I have the same problem. What could be wrong?
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Old 08-15-05, 01:56 PM
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Does it function ok with the latch plate removed from the door?
Old 08-15-05, 04:55 PM
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I will take the latch plate off tonight and see if it works correctly without it.
Old 08-15-05, 06:50 PM
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One possible idea:

If the latch is the 1" wide "drive-in" type, it's likely that you created a few burrs on the tip of the latch (the flat side) when you drove it in with a hammer. Filing off those burrs should make the latch operate freely again.
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