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Bath door handle
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Bath door handle
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Bathroom door won't unlock from outside with nail hole.  I can feel the lever that should release lock when I push nail into the hole but it does not release.  I can  expose the lock by unscrewing the ring next to the handle. But have had no luck  unlocking or removing handle.  Of course the door is closed.   Not sure what brandy here is a closet door near that looks similar that says arrow.

Hello Don,

Some privacy locks unlock with a small flat tool and once inserted have to be turned to unlock.  Try that next.  If it doesn't work the lock could be broken and you would have to force your way in. Slip an old credit card, library card or ID into the jamb in line with the lock and push it in until it opens.



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I do not answer Safe or automotive questions. Period. I am knowledgeable in almost every area of Locksmithing. This includes locks, keys, lost keys, residential and commercial lockouts, rekeying, masterkeying, high security locks, access control, electric locks, security cameras and home safety. I have been running an online business since 2004 where I sell all types of lock and security hardware to everyone from apartment renters to business owners to the US government. Before that I started a locksmith service in 1999. I deal with many types of security equipment including high security safe locks, heavy duty padlocks, exit devices, biometric readers, electric strikes, magnetic locks, full surface hinges and I only sell what I personally stand behind 100%. The online business has given me a more in-depth look at the locksmithing industry, helping me to learn more about each and every product that I offer, as well as products I don't have but end up finding for customers to solve any issues they have with security or door hardware.

Please don't submit any automotive or safe questions as these aren't areas that I can help in.


I have been Locksmithing since 1999 and own my own Locksmithing business. I have many years of hands-on experience through the many services I have performed for my customers. I've run my business the way I wanted, treating everyone as I would like to be treated and knowing that any customer could be my last if I didn't perform my locksmithing duties as I had promised.

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