Originally Posted by Rsknutson
Has anyone experienced a problem with their sliding door not opening when unlocked whether pulling the outside handle or from the inside using the thumb knob?
Similar but reverse problem. When the door is fully open and latched open, I can only close it from outside; the inside latch button doesn't work. Works fine for opening, but not for closing. Something came loose inside the dooró for the second time in four years.
But I installed an intermediate door stop that holds the door partway open (described by Mr.B in the first post on this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f240...-148114-2.html
Problem solved until I can get back to the dealer for my next scheduled service.
I know that doesn't help with your
problem, but it seems to me that slamming the door every time to get it to shut properly makes it easier for something to come loose inside the door. And it provides fair warning that once you get your problem repaired, it may not stay
The best bet is to always leave your roof vent cracked open to provide pressure relief as the door closes; then you don't have to slam it as hard. I've learned that
the hard way! The thing that taught me that little trick was, every time I closed the door, the vent window in the door would "burp" a little. With the roof vent open, no burp because no pressure.