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My front doors will not close after my kids pressed some metal component in the hole on the door...they pushed it in, and I can't get it back. Now the doors will not close. Help?!

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Put a scwerdriver in the hole and pull out on the latch handle with the door handle button or hinge ngaged. that should release the locking mecinisam and allow itto work correctly. this is the part in the door itself.

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