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french door deadbolt stuck

Sally Brownlee
13 years ago

My french door is stuck. It has a lever type handle and it will not budge up or down.

I have taken off all the hardware inside and out and still cannot get to the problem.

The locking hardware is two steps:

One is a knob that you turn and opens the deadbolt directly above the handle.

Second locks are activated by lifting up or pushing down on the lever handle. These locks are small, but are at the very top and bottom of the edge of the door and swing out into the jamb. I am pretty certain it is those that are causing the problem, but I can't be sure because the lever is just completely frozen.

The only other thing I can think to do is to take it off the hinges.

The main problem then is I need to fix it the same day! At least the way it is, it is locked.

Does anybody have any suggestions?

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