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Outside door handle doesn't open door by Zoll
Started on: 01-14-2014 02:14 PM
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Last post by: rogergarrison on 01-19-2014 05:03 PM
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Report this Post01-14-2014 02:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ZollClick Here to Email ZollSend a Private Message to ZollEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The outside door handle doesn't work now, we took the inside skin off and the rod appears to be moving what it should. But the lock mechanisam doesn't move. Any ideas why?
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Report this Post01-14-2014 02:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DLCLK87GTSend a Private Message to DLCLK87GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well either it's broken, or more than likely it's gummed up. Try spraying it with a penetrating oil and see if you can free it up. Are your hinges good?

Edit to add; try the "search" function, you'll be amazed at what you can find on stuck doors.
seems it's common for the door to be locked when you think it's not due to the rod coming off the mechenisim. I've only had sticky door locks and not a completly stuck one so hopefully somebody else will chime in or you can find an answer in the archives.

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Report this Post01-14-2014 07:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If I remember correctly, the handle connects to a rod that pushes down on a lever in the latch. If the rod gets bent slightly, it can become too short to push the latch all the way down. I have a car in my garage right now with that issue, but haven't dug into it yet.
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Report this Post01-18-2014 08:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for solotwoSend a Private Message to solotwoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I had the "spring" break on my handle and it made opening the door very difficult.
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Report this Post01-19-2014 05:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Its either gotten a bent rod (maybe forced when it was frozen), or the rods come out of the clip. My suggestion after 45 years as a body man.
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