Originally Posted by forestermom
Thanks everyone. Yes fonzi turning the knob really hard, almost breaking it worked. It was only the knob stuck not the door in the frame. We are going to oil it down like some have suggested.
I would still replace the lockset with a new one with the hole on one side which enables opening it with a screwdriver (as previously described). Since you say it was a knob issue rather than a lock issue, the new lockset would have enabled you to get it open. Make sure knob with the hole is facing out! Our kids used to lock themselves in their rooms when they were pouting - they finally realized we could open their door anytime we wanted to! So much for privacy, huh?