Broken door lock


Old 01-04-02, 07:54 AM
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While trying to help, my nephew just broke the doorknob lock. The bolt is the only thing left stuck in the door -- the knobs on both sides are gone. The bolt is stuck in both the door and the doorjamb, so that the door cannot be opened. We have tried prying, oiling and brute force -- we cannot het the bolt to come out. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-04-02, 11:07 PM
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I assume that you can see into the door... there should be a small square hole inside. No amount of prying or pulling will open it... you have to find some way of turning the little square hole... this will retract the bolt in the door. Put strong tape over the bolt until you get around to fixing it to prevent the door from closing again. If, there are other pieces in the door and you can't see through, there should be something that you can turn. Don't worry about wrecking any of the pieces in the door because you need new ones anyway.

P.S. try a flat screwdriver in the square hole (diagonally)


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