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upvc door handle won't spring up

alex01's picture

Hi folks,

I have [URL=]uPVC doors[/URL] at the rear of the house, but the handle doesn't spring up any more so u can't push the door and have it latch on an close automatically. the door has bolt like latches at multiple points so when you pull the handle up they lock into place.

Is there anyway to get the handle to spring back up again, or do I need to replace the whole door mechanism ?

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seocyber's picture

Contact with the concerned person who deal with uPVC doors & windows.

Nestor_Kelebay's picture

Almost certainly the latch on a PVC storm door (which I'm guessing your is) won't have parts available to repair it, and you simply have to replace the whole latch.

If you have a digital camera, your best bet is to take a picture of the latch and show that picture to any company that repairs doors and windows in your area. You can look under "Windows" or "Doors" in your yellow pages, but also look under "Weatherstripping". That's because companies that install windows and doors are typically used to transactions in the $500 to $5000 price range, and so they'll think they're doing you a favour by selling you a new door latch for anything less than $100. Companies that supply and install weather stripping deal with people that are trying to save money by doing as much as possible themselves and so they don't see those thousand dollar transactions often, and therefore have a much clearer concept of reality.

If you don't have a digital camera, go to:


then click on the orange "storm door hardware" in the link on the left
then click on the orange "latches and locks" link in the list on the right

Note that there are TWO pages of drawings of latches and locks. Click on the 2 at the bottom of the first page to get to the second page.

If you don't see the kind of latch you need, inspect the latch to see if you can find a name. Failing that, see if you can find a manufacturer's name on the door or door glass anywhere.

Ideally, it would be best if you could get someone to take a picture of the latch with a digital camera, and e-mail that picture to some local window and weather stripping shops to find a direct replacement latch, or one similar enough to it to replace it.

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