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Doorknob sticks in 'lock' position-but no real 'lock' feature

I installed a schlange front door handleset and have trouble with the inside doorknob. The handleset itself doesn't have a lock(its a 2 piece-came with freestanding deadbolt-the only keyed part) but when I try to open the doorknob twisting it to the left, the handleset 'locks'. The latch part gets stuck halfway in. What is wrong?

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If this is the lock part itself,try gradually loosening install screw enough to be able to manuver lock to work and if so slowly tighten as you test each time gradually. Please clarify problem more if need to.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

  • J Michael St John
    J Michael St John Sep 08, 2012

    This is the lock mechanism in the doorknob of an outdoor shed. I can't open the door to get to the inside where the lockset or the screw is to take the know off the door. I am in process of drilling out the lock from the doorknob but I am halfway through and it's still won't open. Was asking if there is a special type of drill bit I need to drill through the lock?

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