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Old 11-24-2020, 09:12 PM   #1
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Compartment door wonít open

I have a 2018 Thor Miramar 35.3 and one of the underneath outside storage doors wonít open. When I pull the handle the latch wonít release. It is a compartment that has no access from anywhere else. Anyone know how to get this open??
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:22 PM   #2
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Try pushing in on bottom of the door while pulling on the latch
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:24 PM   #3
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Try the key again: lock and unlock it several times to make sure that the lock is fully releasing.
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:26 PM   #4
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Make sure it's unlocked and then slip a credit card between the door and the door seal. Slide it left and right.
Better yet is a strip of thos dollar store thin flexible cutting boards.

This is a generic cure.
A picture of your latch, both inside and out, will get you more specific answers.
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:42 PM   #5
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Here is a picture of my latch

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On that type of latch if the handle lifts but doesn't open, there is MAYBE a slot under the handle where you stick a thing screwdriver and give it a turn against a little lever inside.
Take a look under a working latch and you should see the little lever the handle pushes on.

And as mentioned above, pushing on the door to relieve pressure while turning the key a few quick snaps will allow the keeper to fall away if it's a loose keeper hindering you.
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Old 11-24-2020, 10:04 PM   #7
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No slot

There is no slot and wiggling the key does not work either
Do you maybe have a picture of the slot
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Old 11-25-2020, 04:17 AM   #8
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I had one that did that. A screw that holds the lever on the lock had worked its way out, so the lever would not activate the plunger. Luckily in was in a pass-through so I took it apart from the inside. I went through all the rest of the locks then and put lock-tight on all of those screws. I posted pictures on here, but its been a couple of years ago. I don't know how to get into one of those without destroying the lock. Sorry.
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Old 11-25-2020, 02:08 PM   #9
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Can you open the door ahead of stuck door an see the hinge bolt and nut?if so remove nut and bolts lower first have someone hold door and remove top bolt door will move toward hinge and push out and open. Then remove latch from inside you'll probably find that 1 loose screw that's supposed to pull latch back,I removed that screw and applied a drop of lock tight. It's a pain to get the hinge bolts out,but it can be done. Then I put lock tight on the rest of the offending screw on all latches.
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Can you open the door ahead of stuck door an see the hinge bolt and nut?if so remove nut and bolts lower first have someone hold door and remove top bolt door will move toward hinge and push out and open. Then remove latch from inside you'll probably find that 1 loose screw that's supposed to pull latch back,I removed that screw and applied a drop of lock tight. It's a pain to get the hinge bolts out,but it can be done. Then I put lock tight on the rest of the offending screw on all latches.
Do you have a picture of that?
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Old 11-25-2020, 02:37 PM   #11
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Can't figure out how to post pictures
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Old 11-25-2020, 03:03 PM   #12
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You've got that paperclip in the "toolbox" above your text.
Click on that, and it'll have you pick an image from you computer...
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Old 11-25-2020, 03:53 PM   #13
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I've tried no luck,from the inside of door remove 4 screws 1 each corner latch will fall out 1 phillips head screw in middle is offending screw it backs out just a little and latch paddle flips no resistance and won't open half turn tight and it works fine.
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punctuation...
I don't know what you just said.
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Either you'll need to drill a hole under that handle or it's time for a locksmith.
I'm going to suggest a locksmith.
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Old 11-25-2020, 09:48 PM   #16
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I guess he figured it out.
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Old 11-25-2020, 10:07 PM   #17
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. We can only hope.
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Old 11-25-2020, 10:50 PM   #18
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I think that if I was faced with that issue with no access from behind Iíd examine another latch that does work and then feel comfortable drilling out and destroying the offending latch, trying to save the lock cylinder. I donít think it would be too hard.
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Old 12-01-2020, 05:12 PM   #19
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Just wondering if he got the latch fixed.
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