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Bedroom Door Latch not Going in?

Postby Rosscohen » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:47 am

Hi there,

My bedroom door latch does not go all the way in even when the handle is fully turned. Please can someone suggest a solution to make it go all the way in as it makes it very difficult to open and close the door. It is a normal door handle .
Thanks
Ross
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Postby KitchenGuy » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:29 pm

Most of them don't go all the way in. You will have to rebate the striker plate in a bit deeper by the looks. If it's just catching a fraction you may be able to just tap in the plate a bit with hammer and a block of wood "as not to scratch the plate" and then tighten the two screws holding it in.
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