How do I prevent the bathroom door lock from being "accidentally"
locked from the inside?
It is a Weslock with a cylindrical button on the inside next to the
doorknob. A previous owner drilled a quarter inch hole on the outside
opposite the button and I can see the butt end of the button through
the hole. From the inside I can turn the button a half turn and it can
easily be wiggled a lot, so is quite loose. I cannot get it to lock
when I try, but sometimes when exiting and closing the door behind me
I later find I cannot turn the doorknob and am effectively locked out.
I think the think is broken because I cannot get it to lock, but that
is OK as long as I can permanently keep it from "mysteriously"
locking. Obviously, I can just put a new one in, but if there is an
easy way to disable the locking mechanism that would be preferred.
With a Philips screwdriver, remove the two screw (one on either side of the
Slide the knobs apart.
On the edge side of the door, remove the two screws and remove the latch
Take all the parts you disassembled and toss in the garbage.
Go to Home Depot or Lowes and for a few bucks buy a new bathroom door knob
If you're really too cheap to spend a few bucks for a new lockset, just
put three layers of duct tape over the hole in the strike plate.
For a more professional look you could fill the hole in the strike plate
(Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer....)
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