How can you fix a uPVC door with a broken mechanism? Use a screwdriver to loosen the screws on the door handle. If this is too tight, it can pinch the spring and prevent the mechanism from working. By loosening this, you may be able to open the door.
How do you open a door when the latch is stuck?
The first thing you can try for opening a jammed latch is to slide a plastic card (e.g. a credit card) between the door and the frame where the latch is located. This will hopefully force back the latch and the door will open.
Can’t open my front door?
Use a spatula or putty knife to get a little space between the door and the frame, then use a combination of wiggling and brute force to get the door open. Don’t try to kick or smash it open because this could damage the door and injure you. You can try bracing one foot against the frame and pulling hard.
Why is my door not opening?
If you need to open a stuck door, you should try jiggling the door, pushing, and moving the doorknob. If you are on the inside and stuck, remove the door off the hinges. You can also use a bobby pin, paper clips or your credit card, or simply take the doorknob off. You can also call a locksmith or a crafty friend.