I had my bathroom door locked and someone forced it open and now the lock won’t work. How do I fix it?
I have a bathroom door lock that you just push in the hole with a Bobby pin and it will unlock. My son is having a bunch of friends spend the night so I locked my bathroom door so they wouldn’t go in there and one of the boys decided to keep pulling on the handle until he got it open while it was locked. Now the lock won’t work and I’m so mad!!! How do I fix it?!
- JoeLv 78 months agoFavorite Answer
There's a possibility that he shifted things so that the latch no longer fits into the strike plate in the door frame. You may be able to push it back into place, or tap in in with a hammer.
But chances are that you will have to replace the knob assembly. The thing you need is called a "privacy lockset". Home Depot sells them for 15 - 20 (which should probably come out of your son's allowance).
They are not difficult to replace if you're at all handy.
- STEVEN FLv 77 months ago
You go to ANY store and buy a new bad/bath privacy lock. It took you longer to post the question than it should take to install the replacement.
- BlessedLv 78 months ago
get a hook and lock and install it onto the door and jamb
- mokrieLv 78 months ago
You will probably have to buy a new door knob and lock. Why didn't you take a moment to TELL the boys not to go in that bathroom and that it was locked? Learn to speak up.
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- LiliLv 78 months ago
Hire a locksmith, for heaven's sake!
What else would you do?
And have him install a much better lock.