We have a french door off the family room leading to a screened-in porch/patio area. (The outside door leading to the yard off the porch is a modest, wooden framed screen door fastened by an eye-hook.) The french door has a dead bolt in the upper part of the lock and a handle in the lower part of the lock. Both parts are integral as one “lock” to me with no apparent set screws, etc., to remove for repairs, etc… Also, the dead bolt has a “T” handle to set it from the inside, as opposed to requiring a key on the inside…as some dead bolts do.
Anyway, the handle to the dead bolt won’t turn back, so I can’t unlock the door! Perhaps the internal parts have worn, but this lock failed without warning. (I’ve had other locks give two-weeks notice, ha-ha, btu seriously…)
Any clue what is causing this, and how to gain access to the internal parts? Can the door be taken off its hinges? I’d hate for the screen door to get torn apart…