Stuck Pella Storm Door

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Old 08-11-14, 08:55 AM
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Stuck Pella Storm Door

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I have a Pella Storm door that is stuck in the closed position. I have taken the inside and outside handles off but don't know what to do from there.

is there something in the door that can be reached with a screwdriver to at least open the door ?
 
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Old 08-11-14, 09:15 PM
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Unscrew the piano hinge & rehang the door after you correct the lock problem.
 
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Old 08-18-14, 12:42 PM
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door is stuck in closed position... how do you get to the hinges in this case ?
 
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Old 08-18-14, 01:47 PM
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Aren't the hinges on the outside? Most doors have a plastic snap on cover over the screw heads on the z-bar.
 
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Old 08-18-14, 02:11 PM
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You would probably want to remove the screws from the latch side z-bar. The hinge side will have screws that you can't get to while the door is closed.
 
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Old 08-18-14, 02:57 PM
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Crap that's right. Forgot about the ones behind the door. Problem may be if the latch or deadbolt was morticed into the trim, seen that a few times.
 
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Old 08-18-14, 03:30 PM
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Yes... on Pella storm doors the mortise latch and deadbolt engage into a strike plate that is attached to the latch side z-bar. Sometimes the trim behind the z-bar is also notched, but hopefully it will pull open anyway.
 
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