The Door lock can break out of many reasons, like the usage of the door, rust, etc… The life span of the door lock can be easily increased by lubricating it. No matter the type of damage there is on the lock, the way to take it out is always the same.

Broken door latch
Broken door latch

Thus for the repairs we will need a screwdriver, a pair of pliers and it’s recommended to have a hammer.

Required tools
Required tools

Taking out the lock mechanism

First you need to take out the nail or the screw in the door lock.

Pulled out nail
Pulled out nail

Then you need to take out the door handles.

Pulled out door handle
Pulled out door handle

Usually you won’t need to remove the sheet metal decoration.

Decoration sheet
Decoration sheet

There is a screw on the side of the door, take a long screw and you should be able to unscrew it.

Taking out the screw
Taking out the screw

To take out the door lock you need to insert a key, turn it a bit and thus pull the key

Taking out the key
Taking out the key

Unscrew the screws on the side of the door that are holding the door lock.

Taking out the door lock
Taking out the door lock

After which you can pull out the door lock.

Taking out the door lock mechanism
Taking out the door lock mechanism

Fixing the latch bolt

If you have issues with the latch bolt, you don’t need to take apart the whole mechanism. Just unscrew the screw on top of the latch bolt. This screw can be easily damaged so if you want you can take the whole mechanism apart.

Taking out the latch bolt
Taking out the latch bolt

The latch bolt can be placed in two ways, depending on the way we want our doors to open rotate it by 180 degrees.

Taking apart and repairing the door lock mechanism

There are various types and sizes of door locks, but usually parts from different types of door locks can be combined.

On the inside parts of the mechanism are screws (a total of two), which we unscrew.

Door lock disassembly
Door lock disassembly

After unscrewing we need to remove the ends of rivets. We can remove them with a saw or a file. You can return them back with a hammer.

While disassembling replace the broken part and make sure to lubricate the whole system.

Door lock mechanism inside
Door lock mechanism inside

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