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Old 10-02-2015, 07:00 PM   #1
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Bathroom Door

OK, I need help. The bathroom door in my 2014 Forest River Forester 3051s is locked. Don't know how it locked. Didn't even know it would lock. I have tried everything to open. It doesn't have a hole in the center of the handle to push a pin through. The ol' credit card won't work. The sliding lock if firmly in the slot. Screwdriver pressure won't move it. We are at a loss. Any ideas?
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:07 PM   #2
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I doubt it's locked. Probably a faulty lock or it's just stuck. You tried a credit card, but how about a knife prying the latch over gently. Push the tip into the latch and work it over. sometimes it takes two knives.
If this doesn't seem likely, maybe a pic would help us
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:21 PM   #3
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:41 PM   #4
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Try prying up the bottom of the door while turning the door knob. The picture looks as if the strike is too high and the latch is stuck. Is the Forrester sitting in a position that could cause the frame to twist?
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:01 PM   #5
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I think something must be out of line. I was finally able to open the door by prying the door frame leftwards with a large screwdriver. The handle mechanism is a non locking one so I think there was pressure causing the latch to dead bolt in. Now that it is open and the handle mechanism, is removed I find I can't close the door. It rubs the door frame up at the top edge. More investigation tomorrow on the level issue.
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:50 PM   #6
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Glad you were able to get it to open. Something must be out of level.
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:08 AM   #7
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Can you pop the pins out of the hinges?
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:49 PM   #8
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Take all of the weight off your jacks and check it again. As suggested, you may have twisted the frame with the jacks. I had mine where the front door would not operate correctly once.
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:01 PM   #9
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I would just drill a hole the center of the knob and see if there is some sort of release. If not, get a bigger drill bit. I do not have my old lock. Changed it a while back for a paddle handle so grandkids could open the door easier, and yes, it locks. The door is press paper board so I would refrain from smacking the knob with a hammer. Only as a last resort.


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