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Hi I need help again please. The door lock and catch is sticking , I've tried lubricating it and it's a bit better but still not right.  I have found 2 screws but there must be more because it won't come loose. I was tempted to take the inside handle off but I don't want to damage anything. Can someone help me with how it comes apart please? 

Thanks John 

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Assuming you mean the caravan’s main door - is it a Hartal?

If so, there’s 4 screws on the inside - prise off the red and green circles plus the banana-shaped plastic bit to find them.

BTW, hope you haven’t used WD40 to lubricate.

John

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19 minutes ago, Johnaldo said:

hope you haven’t used WD40 to lubricate.

 

Glad that message is spreading John!

 

geoff

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Thanks I did look at the red and green circles but they didn’t want to come out. I will be a bit tougher with them tomorrow.  I used silicone lubricant and it didn't like it  at all. Then I gave it a shot of white grease with ptfe and it's a bit better. If I can get it apart I'll clean it up and give it some graphite powder. 

Thanks again John 

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The product to use - always - is GT65. It is a water displacer, lubricant, and leaves Teflon behind. Works well on locks and door catches, and it is also a good solvent to get oil/grease/paint off your hands.

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Thanks everyone. I stripped the lock down and cleaned it then uses 3 in 1 light oil with ptfe.  It's worked a treat. No more sticking lock!

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Glad it worked, Gasman.

John

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