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Re: The saga continues... (long)
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- Subject: Re: The saga continues... (long)
- From: "Matthew Brenengen" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 13:22:04 PST
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(actually, it is Matt that had the problem with the door - Jim had the
How did I get the door open to fix the broken latch?
I first managed to screw it up by trying to pull the outside handle
while it was still locked.
I managed to get the door panel off and assess that the latches and
flippers were properly flipping. Comparson with the other handle that
worked seemed to indicate that the latch thought it was locked,
eventhought the lock was up. There is a rod that is attached to the
door lock knob-thing that goes into the door latch. I slammed that back
and forth about 10 times, then pulled the inside handle. I could feel
slight resistence at that time, so I did it again, and kicked the door
at the same time and it popped open.
I warned my wife not to try to open it while it was locked unto I could
get a new latch. Of course, later that night, I went out and tried to
open it while it was locked, and messed it up again. This time, I could
not get it open again. I fussed with it for an hour before I finally
got my hacksaw and started cutting. I made one cut in the inside
sheetmetal so I could get better access to the lock. The vibrations
from the saw moved the broken lever in the latch, and when I tried to
open it, it did! I think the fact that I was working on it in a sharply
inclined driveway had much to do with it too.
Like I said, 90% luck.
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