Forum Title: Lock broke on storm door, how to remove?
I've never removed a storm door before, particularly one where the knob to the lock broke off and so it won't open. I've removed the screws on the side opposite the jam, but when I try to pry the door out, it won't budge. I'm not sure if I'm dealing with paint that has somehow glued the door to the frame or what. The house was built in '94 and I'm sure this door is the original. My thought behind this is that if I'm going to have any chance at replacing the lock (instead of the whole door), I need to get the lock out, and with the door closed (and the lock engaged) that might be impossible. I can't figure out how to unlock the door from the insides of the mechanism either. So I'm open to either option: 1) remove the door, or 2) figure out how to unlock the door despite the knob being broken (btw, it's broken because it wouldn't budge and my wife tried very hard to turn it, and it broke ... so it was stuck to begin with). Here are some photos: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gM...bghhEgysKa5dA_https://drive.google.com/open?id=11g...X4dDmL7aRCNcbWhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1UJ...eglaFLdPt9xKnxhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1iP...jSQgELYfx409Fn
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: TONI YANG (Vallejo, CA), 01/02/2019

The only thing you could do is but a piece of acrylic (plexiglass), drill about 6 oversized holes in the perimeter (1/4) and then loosely hold it into the frame with 6 truss head screws. The point of the oversized holes and loose screws is so that it can expand and contract or it will crack.

- MARLENE BUSH (Turlock, CA), 02/22/2019

Quote: I've removed the screws on the side opposite the jam, but when I try to pry the door out, it won't budge. The hinges are attached to an angle that is probably screwed into the frame on the inside (where the door hits) as well as on the front. You should be able to dismantle the lock enough to get the door open. Is the picture of the lock from the inside or outside? It would help to see the other side, too.

- AGNES MCDANIEL (Columbia, MO), 03/02/2019

The picture I sent was of the inside portion of the lock. Here is the outside portion.https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qW...ZF1Wqa4DDew09O Looks like the consensus is to try getting the lock unstuck. I'll see if I can fiddle with it some more.

- DENISE RICHARDSON (Melbourne, FL), 02/13/2019

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