You'll have to excuse my lack of proper terminology here, as
I'm not a native English speaker, but any help whatsoever on
this would be greatly appreciated.
We have a problem with the front door of our building. Our
building has three floors, each floor is an apartment, and the
front door of the building (that leads to the road) opens with
a magnetic (I think) way, buzzing.
The door has a mechanism so it closes by itself.
I know the above reads extremely silly, but I don't know any
of the terminology, sorry.
The problem is that the door doesn't always close by itself.
Many times the part that should go into the door (we call it
the "tongue" here) so it can close just touches the metal
that's inside the case and stays there.
I have traced the problem to the metal part that the tongue
touches when it closes, after a few times that the door closes
aytomatically, it moves slightly inside and the door cannot
It goes something like this, the way it should be:
The way it is:
The angle is greatly exaggerated here, but you get the idea I
hope. You have to pull it slightly with your finger so it
I've had three locksmiths and two carpenters look at it and
they can't fix it, it stays fixed for a few days and then the
I know this post is very weird, but this is my last resort.
Why three different locksmiths? Sometimes the problem is not apperant and
the first attempr is not sucessful. There is a reason that your system is
not functioning as designed and once the reason is discovered, then a
solution will be at hand.
There are many things that could be causing your problem and perhaps a
second look is warranted.
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