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I opened my door last night and put the kids inside and then when i went to shut it, it wouldnt latch or stay shut, what can i do to fix it? please help asap

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Sometimes the latch gets closed, simply lift handle, take your finger and tip the latch open ,make sure the door isnt locked.

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