Bathroom door catch sticking

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  1. DCBMorden

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    Hi,

    Hope someone can help....

    I need to find a name for this kind of bathroom door catch/lock...

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    I think there's a spring that's sticking in the catch - so may need to try and find some re-claimed materials if it doesn't work itself loose in time....

    Any names / tips / suggestions would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. KenGMac

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    Have you attempted to remove the latch, turn it over to see if you can "get into" the latch from the back? if so a fix may become obvious or give you a name of maker?

    Ken
     
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    Not yet - it's heavily painted over given time so for now I'm hoping something is in the way and it'll work it's way out soon. If not I'll follow your idea and cross my fingers! Thanks
     
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    Have you checked that the actual bolt is free to move? may be paint jamming it?

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    Thanks Ken, the left right movement for the bolt on the door mechanism is moving fine. The up/down movement for the catch (on the wall) moves full distance - but isn't returning automatically to hold the door on closing - one manual flick and it's properly back in place. Hasn't been painted recently - but quite possible some loose bits have got into spring and are restricting it - for now I'm trying to wash it out using WD40 so I can avoid taking it apart!
     
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