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Old 03-08-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
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Screen door won't open away from outer door

Crazy, but our screen door will not pivot on the bottom hinge to open away from the main door. Together they will shut, but not separately.
Has anyone else had this happen and what could be the cause?
My husband has removed the screen door and is trying to get WD40 inside the pin to free the hasp loose.
Help.....Don't want to buy a new door.
Linda
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:23 PM   #2
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Crazy, but our screen door will not pivot on the bottom hinge to open away from the main door. Together they will shut, but not separately.
Has anyone else had this happen and what could be the cause?
My husband has removed the screen door and is trying to get WD40 inside the pin to free the hasp loose.
Help.....Don't want to buy a new door.
Linda
Have him cut the head off the hinge pins and drive them out. Sand the pins down, lube and re-install, they don't need a head on the bottom anyway.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:44 PM   #3
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cause of door hinge being so solid

Is the road water the cause of this hinge pin being so tight and frozen? If so, how can water get up in there and not lubricant to loosen it?
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Is the road water the cause of this hinge pin being so tight and frozen? If so, how can water get up in there and not lubricant to loosen it?
Hinge pin heads were probably swedged too tight on the hinge from the mfg.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:51 PM   #5
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But it has worked beautifully for the past 1 1/2 yrs and now all of a sudden, frozen at the bottom hinge
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No idea then, maybe rain water, corrosion, etc.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:35 PM   #7
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He has worked all pm on it and it will not move up. He dremeled off the bottom head and put all kinds of lubricant in, but it will not budge. Have to call Forrest River people on Monday and see if they can help.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:59 PM   #8
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I had to adjust the height of the screen door latch - the attachment screws were loose and the latch slipped down. It would shut with the main door but not without the added weight.

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Old 05-07-2014, 07:06 PM   #9
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I have the same problem on my 2012 V-lite. I went online and found the door manufacturer (Lippert Components) and just now finished installing a new hinge. If you have the same camper I will send you the part number
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