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sliding glass door lock is super hard to wiggle and jiggle open on the bottom of the door.replace?

My sliding glass door spring lock is super hard to wiggle and jiggle open on the bottom of the door. Not sure how the sliding door got misaligned for the lock to not open smoothly. Almost takes 2 people to open the door: 1 to get the lock to spring open and stay open and the other person to slide the door open. Is this door busted or reparable? I've had it 15 years. Thanks for the advice.

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Posted 2013-07-11T17:01:37+0000  by 406 406
 

Hi 406,

 

Over time the building will settle and this settling will cause misalignment in doors and windows.

 

What worked great when new now has problems.

 

There could be problems with the lock itself, door alignment or both.

 

Have a qualified contractor look at the door to see if removing and reinstalling it may solve the problem.

 

Consider changing the lock first, before you take any bigger steps.

 

Mike,

 

 

Posted 2013-07-11T23:43:04+0000  by Mike_HD_OC
 
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