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Old 06-08-2016, 07:00 PM   #1
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Screen door latch

Have to try A few times each try to get the screen door to latch . I've tried to move the adjustable catch up and down ,makes no difference anyone having the same problem could suggest a soultion
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:06 PM   #2
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Can always order a new latch, would suspect you could see the plastic worn down though.
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:44 PM   #3
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It's been like this from day 1
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:40 PM   #4
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My screen door closes around the metal post and if I push it off center when closing the screen the latch will not close. There is also a piece of plastic with a screw on it on the post that the latch closes over, if it it is too high the latch won't close.
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:26 AM   #5
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Have you tried attaching handles on the screen door? Got the ideas from someone on here and it really helps. Just plain white arched plastic handles. One above the latch on one side and below the latch on the other side. Watch where you place your screws so you don't interfere with the latch. Gives you much more control.
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:43 AM   #6
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Have you tried attaching handles on the screen door? Got the ideas from someone on here and it really helps. Just plain white arched plastic handles. One above the latch on one side and below the latch on the other side. Watch where you place your screws so you don't interfere with the latch. Gives you much more control.
A number of people have done this mod. Here's one example, direct link: new sceen door...
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:54 AM   #7
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I would suggest a faulty latch, as in over 6 years ours worked just fine, and we never had to adjust or add any additional handles, and ours worked fine. We did have a few other issues, like putting back it the latch and adjusting tension, but never anything with the latch.
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You might try aligning your hand with the latch when closing. My wife always has trouble with the latch but she places her hand below the latch. I never have issues, but my hand is at the latch height when I close the screen door.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:24 PM   #9
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I should have stated that I only touch the door frame, not the latch. Aligning my hand at the latch height keeps the screen door square with the stationary latch. No mods necessary!
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My 2008 17b has the 'bi-fold' style screen door.
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