uPVC door latch handle down and stuck

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by rabu, 4 Nov 2010.

  1. rabu

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    we have a old ish, uPVC door (about 15-20 years i think) anyway last few days the handle had began to stick when pushed down to open door. anyway today it took quite a bit of force to get the handle back up to the normal horizontal postion. the locks seem to be ok (nothing fancy just 2 round blots/pins that slide in to "U" shaped holders on door frame). Is the mechanisim knackered? or can it be fixed till we have the money to get hold of a new door. any help or advise is welcome. thanks.
     
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    If there's a strip of metal down the edge where the bolts are, it's probably in need of some lubrication. You could try some WD40 followed by some spray grease.
     
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    If you can get hold of it, use silicon spray, it won't gunge up like grease.
     
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    sounds like door may have dropped so leading edge needs lifting by hinges if poss if not by repacking glass or panel
     
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