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Old 05-29-2014, 10:11 PM   #1
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When I was installing a new door knob I screwed the latch in than without even thinking I shut the door to keep the bugs out while I stepped away for a second. Now it is latched shut with no knob and I can't install the knob without pushing the latch in. Please tell me someone knows how to fix this without breaking it!

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Old 05-29-2014, 10:25 PM   #2
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Can you use the trick of sliding a thin plastic card down between the jamb and door to push the latch out of the pocket.

This is how criminals enter un-invited.

Do not ask how I know this, as I will deny ever knowing this.

Could you maybe use a flat screwdriver to turn the release through the knob opening.


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Insert a screwdriver into the hole where the doorknob goes. The part that is restricting your doorknob to fit will slide towards the center of the door when you exert pressure with the screwdriver. Push/pull the door at the same time.


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Insert a screwdriver into the hole where the doorknob goes. The part that is restricting your doorknob to fit will slide towards the center of the door when you exert pressure with the screwdriver. Push/pull the door at the same time.


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Sometimes the simplest things are the solution. Lol.
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You will just have to wait until someone comes by to let you out/in.

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