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    almacmil
    uPVC door lock mechanism broken!
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    • 14th Feb 08, 6:43 PM
    uPVC door lock mechanism broken! 14th Feb 08 at 6:43 PM
    Just today the lock mechanism on my uPVC door gave in. At first it was only the door "latch" that wouldn't retract so i took that off (simple screw) and could still secure the door by the shoot bolts (hook type) and lock it. Now the shoot bolts are stuck in place and the handle doesn't do anything! Luckily, the door is stuck shut, not open. Both times there was a failure of something in the door - I felt it go.

    Any ideas anyone, about where to go from here? Can I open the door some how and replace the mechanism? Or does the whole frame and door need to be ripped out and replaced?

    UPdate - Just after posting the above I had a brainwave and can now open and secure the door by the shoot bolts! Can I replace the mechanism easily?
    Last edited by almacmil; 14-02-2008 at 7:06 PM.
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