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Not much info here, but have a look at the latch itself on the open door. Try lifting the door handle (like trying to open it) and push the hook with a screwdriver to see if it moves.
look on the jamb on the body and you will see the striker pin sticking out.
That will give you an idea of how it locks when you shut it.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012


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