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Old 04-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Exterior Door Stays Locked


I have a basement door that stays locked even though I unlock it. The door knob doesn't move at all. I tried unlocking it with a key outside and the switch inside. It just doesn't budge.

Does anyone know how to fix this?


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Old 04-19-2013, 01:54 PM   #2
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Exterior Door Stays Locked

Take off the knobs and see what is going on---all brands are a bit different--so ,without knowing what you have----you will have to see what is broken----

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Or just replace it, 10 min. $20.00 fix.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:29 PM   #4
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Just replace the knob IMO. Probably something broken or seized up.
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