Question about Baldwin 5445.003.PASS Classic Lever, Lifetime Polished Brass
Did you take the allen screw all the way out? It has a sharp point on it and will get stuck in the slot, Once you get the handle off, the rosette is threaded on, and the threaded part is screwed on to the door, you don't have to mess with that, or the threaded part either. Pull the knob out the other side, It should be split in the middle? One side turns, the other doesn't and vice versa. Pull out the bolt, 2 screws in the edge of the door, it has to be either, broken, wore out or just dirty from wear and tear. The spring in those things is strong, strong enough to lift the lever up and keep it level. I have seen them weaken and break, also stop working from metal shavings in there. A drop of oil might work wonders, you will have to get it out and check it out. Now,, that is not for a mortise lock, It is for a basic passage leverset, by Baldwin. If your lock is fancier than that, let me know. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 06, 2010
Hello. Get a can of WD-40 penetrating lubricant with a tiny application tube attached. Squirt some into the latch on the edge of the door and let it work for an hour. Try the door. then apply a little to both sides of the handle. Reappy as needed. Joe
Posted on May 01, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Easy method to open a stuck Kia Rio door. Full credit to 'fastkia' for explaining how to open a stuck lock but after opening my lock by his method I found an easier way to do the job. You need a piece of straight wire (clothes hanger is good) and make a 3/4 inch square bend on one end. Wind down the window & push a tapered (plastic) wedge between the glass and the inside rubber to get a gap to work through. Poke the wire down beside the glass and pull up on the lever that is operated by the outside door handle. This is not the wire from the door handle but is the lever the wire connects to in the lock. While the lever is held up by your hook you can now pull up the locking button. Remove the wire from the door and everything works and it can be opened and closed as often as you like but don't press the button or use the key lock or it will be stuck again. The lever is normally held up by a small spring that has a sharp bend at one end and the spring will ALWAYS break at this bend. I used the same spring with a 'new' loop made from a section of paper clip to replace the old loop. Better than the original. No cost and it took less than 30 minutes
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