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3rd door latch broken or disconnected. will not open.

3rd door closed & latch is broken(loose). i think the inside rods are disconnected. how do i get the 3rd door open to check the damage

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Take the handle off the third door with the two screws and look up in there with a light and see if the arms are off or just whats going on.. Holler if you need more. Jerry

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