Habitation Door Lock Problems

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  1. StitchUp

    StitchUp Read Only Funster

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    The lock on the habitation door of our Burstner 748 has never worked since purchase! As you can see in the picture below, the previous owner chose to fit a security device rather than shell out £200 + on the lock - I probably would have done the same!

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    I believe the door is by Seitz because that's what's on the lock

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    Inside

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    The problem I have is that when turning the key, it has no 'feel' at all, no spring feeling or anything. Has anyone got experience of these locks or know whether it's an easy fix?

    Any tips/advice gratefully received :BigGrin:
     
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  2. easygirl

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    Think. Would take it apart and see what has come loose, the chances are its a broken spring or something minor, what have you got to lose?
    The door can be secured without the lock
     
  3. JockandRita

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    I would be too.

    Our Hymer has the same brand of locks, and the only one that has played up was the one on the garage door. I took the mechanism apart to find that a connecting rod secured with a small metal clip, had come adrift. This too gave the feeling of no resistance when the key was turned either way.

    HTH,

    Jock.
     
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    Thanks. I'm not at all shy about taking it apart, I was just wondering if anyone had done it. It seems the whole of the inside door panel has to be removed to get to the lock - £200 + to replace it is a rip-off in my book and if I can't fix it, it'll remain as is :BigGrin:

    Cheers guys
     
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