Interior Door Striker got Pushed In


Old 12-23-12, 08:14 PM
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Cannot Close or Lock Interior Door

I'm unable to Close or Lock Interior Door as the Deadbolt got Pushed Inside, not sure how it went it. Couple of snaps here...

Please advice how i can pull the bolt Out so i can Close the door or let me know other options to do. Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-23-12, 10:20 PM
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Usually loosening the screws that hold the inside escutcheon will free whatever is binding. Make sure everything is operating smoothly as you re-tighten the screws.
Old 12-25-12, 01:54 PM
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That's not a dead bolt, it's the tongue. A dead bolt has a key on both sides & the bolt is much stronger.
Old 12-26-12, 11:21 AM
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Thanks guy48065. I was able to resolve the issue with your advice.

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