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Door latch will not engage. Used WD40, and lubricating grease but still will not engage when trying to close the door

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Sounds like someone might have engaged the latch with the door open.....that is....when you look into the latch (in the door) you might find that it is in a closed position ( the "claw like") metal part is down...as if it were closed and engaged on the receiver in the door jam. Take a screw driver...and while lifting up on the door handle, push the latch back up into the door. You should feel it catch in the up position.

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