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Old 05-08-2010, 09:06 AM   #15
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Guy, our 1984 310 is identical to your arrangement. Unfortunately ours works even less than yours does. The lock doesn't work from the outside and from the dash you can hear the motor try to operate but it seems to bind. We can use the lever from the inside by the door to lock the deadbolt but that's the only way we can get it to work.

This deadbolt has been on my "hit" list for quite some time but I just haven't been able to get to it.

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Checking mine found PO changed amount of deadbolt slide by cutting or filing smaller.
I would guess an alignment problem caused original malfunction.
Doesn't sound like the original posting as his key spins which would mean the connection to the deadbolt has failed. Household locks use either a bolt or clip to hold in place. If it is a bolt it should be an easy fix after the hard part of getting to it.
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:00 PM   #16
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If you can figure out how to get into it without tearing out the fridge wall I'd like to hear about it.

This deadbolt has been on my "hit" list for quite some time but I just haven't been able to get to it.

Definitely keep us posted.

Good luck!

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I think the following manual section is referring to the handle with the deadbolt. Sorry about the size, I didn't see how I could reduce it:



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Thanks, BTW, for providing the pdf of the manual. You'll notice that no mention of the deadbolt is here but I think this has got to be the handle with the lock in it. I will keep you posted.

I won't get to this for a few weeks since the MH is 200 miles away and I have to finish painting a house and doing home repairs before we can return to the MH.
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:43 PM   #17
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I think the following manual section is referring to the handle with the deadbolt. Sorry about the size, I didn't see how I could reduce it:


Thanks, BTW, for providing the pdf of the manual. You'll notice that no mention of the deadbolt is here but I think this has got to be the handle with the lock in it. I will keep you posted.

I won't get to this for a few weeks since the MH is 200 miles away and I have to finish painting a house and doing home repairs before we can return to the MH.
Guy,

I did see that reference in the manual back when I was trying to figure out what to do about the dead bolt. What I was concerned with at that time and still am is it still doesn't provide access to the lock motor unless that is done from the outside. I've been leary of drilling the two holes and taking the deadbolt off only to have the motor fall down inside the wall .

Needless to say I'm very interested in whatever you find out about these dead bolts and their motors!

Brad

PS, you're welcome on the pdf!
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:06 PM   #18
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I had this happen to me in Death Valley - lucliky we left one window open a little. A screen is easier to replace than a window, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, I replaced the deadbolt tumbler and shaft with a brand new one and it works like a champ now. You don't need a locksmithh if you can get the same lock - I forget the brand deadbolt it is at the moment.

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Old 05-21-2010, 08:29 PM   #19
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Interesting thread...
My 345 has damage and a patch right behind the door... Now I know what happened... whatever it hit tore off the outside handle.
I have two locks on the main handle so It seem secure, but I would like to make it good..
Anyone found a suitable replacement for the handle and lock?
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:26 PM   #20
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Can someone post a good pic of the outside handle/lock so I can go hunting for a replacement?
On mine, the outside Handle is missing, and the inner thing... what is that and what does it do... Mine is hanging off... and only one wire that goes to the little tube that is spring clipped into the back of it. Is it a mercury switch? How should it work?
I have a rocker switch on the dash... That should throw the deadbolt?
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Can someone post a good pic of the outside handle/lock so I can go hunting for a replacement?
I have a rocker switch on the dash... That should throw the deadbolt?
Here's a couple pic's of what's on my 1990 345.

Yes, the rocker sw on the dash does lock / unlock the deadbolt.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:11 PM   #22
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Thanks Bill!
I need to find something that will work to replace mine...
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I'm having problems getting my lock to function with the switch on the dash... does this mean that I have A- an issue with the lock B- a door alignment issue C- issues with drivetrain balancing?
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