Hi - new (and completely un-handy) homeowner here with a problem -
The rear door of my recently purchased house has a doorknob that has a
thumb-lock on the inside & locks with a key from the outside. Earlier
today, I left via the door to take my dog for a walk. I locked the
door via the thumb-lock, closed the door, and Rover and I were on our
Upon returning, I unlocked the door with the key, but couldn't get in.
The knob turns as if the door is unlocked - but the bolt won't recede.
Unlocking it from the inside doesn't work, either. I removed the knob
from the inside to see if there is something in the inner mechanism
that can be pushed/pulled to make the bold retract, but I couldn't
make anything work.
I'm envisioning having to get a saw to cut the lock out of the door...
Any suggestions? All advice appreciated - thanks in advance - Ali