How to unlock bathroom doors is a question that may interest anyone who has recently purchased a home with one of those lovely extras. The benefit of buying a home with such a feature is the extra space that it offers you. But even those homes with all of that room add up to quite a lot of lock-ins, especially in larger ones. This makes it necessary for any homeowner to know how to unlock the bathroom door.
To lock and unlock the bathroom door, first you must turn a knob on the inside of the door. Normally, the knob will be labeled either “left” or “right”. To unlock the door without activating a keyed lock, it’s necessary to use a standard flat Phillips screwdriver to pry the two keys off of the bolt. Be sure to note where the screws are, and practice a bit before attempting this on an important lock.
Once you’ve gained access to the knob, remove the keys from it, and set them aside somewhere safe. To undo the door lock, take the two keys, and spin each key counterclockwise until the lock comes free. Then put the key back into the knob and reassemble everything back to where it should be.
If you’re unable to find the appropriate key to loosen the lock, consider using one of the many varieties of Bobby pins available. Simply pre-drill a tiny hole in each side of the Bobby pin, and insert the Bobby pin through these holes. You can twist the Bobby pins to loosen the bolt from its place inside of the door. Make sure that they are well inserted into the holes, and then twist them back and forth until the lock comes out. Be sure to keep working the Bobby pins until the door opens and then insert the key back into it.
One of the more popular methods for unlocking interior door twist locks involves the use of push-button locks. These are easy to install if you have the proper tools and guides. They work by using a spring that pushes open a cylinder that contains a set of levers and buttons. To release the lock, simply press one of the buttons – these days, typically on the exterior surface of the knob (for older models, you may need to look inside the cylinder).
Push button locks work best with doors that are made from solid wood or a similar material, although they can work with plastic or other materials as well. The way they work is simple: after finding the correct ‘magic’ word (the one with an “A” in it) that you want to use to activate the mechanism, push the button all the way down until the lock clicks. This takes a moment, so be patient. When the lock has fully released itself, the paperclip will snap out and the lock will be open.
Another technique for unlocking a bathroom door with this type of lock is the pull-out technique. This works best for older models with locks that do not use the standard ‘lift’ and ‘click’ sounds associated with modern security systems. Using a small screwdriver, pull out the knob and flick the latch back into place, making sure that it does not come loose before turning the knob all the way down and reinstalling it. Then just re-lock the door.
A final way to learn how to unlock a door with this type of locking mechanism is to find a nearby mirror, pick the doorknob up, and look through it to see if there is a clear sign that the door is latched up correctly. If the mirror does not have a clear sign, then you will need to replace the doorknob and readjust the door to find one that will fit. Once you have learned how to reset a doorknob (either the interior or exterior variety), then you can work on learning how to doorknob adjustments. Once you learn how to unlock a doorknob on an interior door, then you can practice this same technique for an exterior door, if it is locked.