Users' questions

Why is the door latch sticking?

Why is the door latch sticking?

The most common cause for a sticking door handle is a malfunction within the tubular latch itself. This transmits energy to the spring inside the latch body, this in turn retracts the latch bolt tongue, so you can open the door. If your door is sticking it usually has to do with this.

How do you fix a stuck door lock latch that won’t retract?

You can unscrew the door knob and remove both sides, then unscrew the latch and pull it out of the door. From there, try some lubricant (silicone spray and graphite powder are my preferred lubricants for locks, WD-40 will quickly dry and attract dirt).

Why does my door lock keep getting stuck?

There are a number of reasons why a door knob lock can fail and get stuck. The most common is that the oil inside the door knob lock is old and has seized, causing the lock to catch. Another common cause is that the screws on the door knob are loose.

What to do if your door knob is stuck?

The lock button is something relatively specific to interior door handles. Very often this is a very simple problem to solve. A door knob lock button stuck has a few quick fixes that you can try out. Start by trying to push the lock button.

What to do if the lock button is stuck?

If the door lock button is stuck out, keeping you from pressing it in, jiggling the handle and moving the door is likely to shake the jammed parts together. If you cannot get the lock button unstuck with simple jiggling and the door is locked, have no fear, you should still be able to get the door open.

What should I do if my door lock is sticky?

For especially stubborn locks, try squeezing a little graphite onto the door’s latch as well. This is the part of the locking mechanism that moves in and out of the door frame when you turn the knob. Lubricating the latch can help ease the keying action.