Why is the door latch sticking?

How do you keep a door handle from sticking?

Spray a shot of graphite around the inside edge of the latch bolt hold. Turn the door knob several times back and forth to distribute the lubricant. Wipe off any excess with a rag. Adjust the strike plate up or down as necessary if the latch is simply sticking in the strike plate.

Is it OK to use wd40 on door locks?

This is what we find works best to keep your lock in its best working condition lubricate the lock cylinder. Do not use WD-40, WD-40 is a solvent, not a lubricant and will, in fact, remove any type of lubricant that is in the cylinder. Use a lubricant that has a silicone, graphite or Teflon base only.

Why won’t my door latch open?

Your handle or knob is not properly interacting with the spring and/or latch, which is causing the spinning without opening. The problem could be with various connections inside the door handle or lock. You will need to remove the door handle to begin testing what may be wrong. … Take knob/handle off the door.

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