Master Bedroom French Doors Will Not Latch - Windows and Doors - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Windows and Doors


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-18-2012, 07:25 AM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Master Bedroom French Doors Will Not Latch

I have french style doors in my master bedroom. One side has a verticle slide lock on top of the top. Them main door has the locking door knob.

When I close the door, the deadlatch will not secure into the strike plate.

I have tried tightening all the screws on the hindges as well as the screws holding the knob in place.

Any recommendations on how to solve this issue?


Wing2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
Exterior Construction
Windows on Wash's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington DC Metro Area (VA, MD, DC)
Posts: 16,145
Rewards Points: 5,220
Blog Entries: 5

Post up a picture of the door.

There is some adjust-ability in the door but it may require some shimming and in the worst case, removal and re-installation.


Windows on Wash is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 04:34 PM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10

There are two things to consider in this problem. One is that the door doesn't match the door frame and two the hinges isn't installed properly. You need to reinstall the door to be sure it will close.
denyoung is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
replacing a window with french doors monicalyn Building & Construction 5 09-12-2011 01:36 PM
Reliabilt Patio French Doors from Lowe's Southernese Carpentry 7 07-10-2011 01:49 PM
french doors or sliding doors dav099 Windows and Doors 5 05-22-2011 07:00 AM
with all bedroom doors shut does thermostat read correct temp? windowguy HVAC 19 04-20-2009 08:17 AM
French Doors - Locking Dummy Levers highflyguy Building & Construction 4 10-08-2007 10:35 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1