french upvc door won't lock

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  1. dave2086

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    my french upvc door won't lock when closed,all the hooks and rollers appeaer ok and if handle lifted as normal key won,t turn to locked position,allthough it all works when door is open so nothing broken i think .It happened when the snow came -any help have tried to lubricate it suspect the lock fouling but can't see when door closes?
     
  2. crank39

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    Simple......the handle isnt going right up, it may seem it is but its stopping minutley short. The doors have moved out of sync with each other, either shrunk in the cold (very likely) and have moved apart from each other OR one or both have dropped.

    Look for adjustment on your hinges for adjustment

    Flag hinge...http://www.dgsupplyline.co.uk/results.php?category_id=11&sub_category_id=80&range_id=229#


    Click to enlarge the middle picture to show how to adjust, check the vertical allen key and look at your hinge.

    Pendulam hinge...http://www.dgsupplyline.co.uk/results.php?category_id=11&sub_category_id=80&range_id=397

    Click to enlarge first picture, note the 2 phillips screws, these turn a quarter of a turn each way, turn both equally, these move the door back and forth

    Butt hinge...http://www.dgsupplyline.co.uk/results.php?category_id=11&sub_category_id=80&range_id=232

    Click to enlarge first picture, see those 2 silver hinge pins, these need turning by using a small allen key in top and bottom of each pin, be sure to loosen the little grub screws though, these stop the pins coming out so will stop them turning too, these hinges are quite old now and cr*p.

    Hope some of this helps :D
     
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  3. HandyHands

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    Sound advice above.

    Also worth removing the keeps from the frame and replacing one-by-one, testing the locking process after each replacement, to help identify which is fouling.
     
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    Yes a good suggestion too, slipped my mind that one :D
     

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