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Llandra

07:23AM | 07/17/01
Member Since: 07/16/01
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I need help!! My front door knob will turn but the bolt doesn't move. I've removed the screws and tried to see how to move it. It's not like an interior door where a twist of a screwdriver will make it move out of the frame plate.

How do I get this bolt to move back. BTW, the door is shut and cannot be opened.

rpxlpx

08:09AM | 07/17/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
If it's like mine: When you have removed the screws, the inside handle should come off. Then, there is a small pin that must be driven out in order to disconnect the handle mechanism from the bolt. After that it all just "comes apart".

Llandra

09:28AM | 07/17/01
Member Since: 07/16/01
2 lifetime posts
Please, can you be a little more specific on where the pin is? I can't seem to find what it is you're referring to and I'm afraid to go any farther that will leave us with no knobs but a door that won't open. Mosquitos would love it, but not me!

rpxlpx

03:34AM | 07/18/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
I'll try to describe the pin. (Keep in mind, yours might be different.) When the inside handle has been removed, the bolt mechanism is connected to the handle mechanism by a pin that's approximately in the center of the now-open hole. It's placed horizontally, one end pointing toward you as you look into the hole. It's about 1/2 inch long, looks like a cylinder shape, but with a groove cut from end to end. It's grey in color, not brass. If you locate it, drive it out with a hammer and punch.
Hope that helps. As to mosquitos coming in, just put some masking tape over the hole until you can get a new knob.
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