Both front doors do not always allow themselves to open from the inside, especially if they get locked. Sometimes the lock will not unlock - until someone pulls up on the outdoor handle to that door. Then it will unlock and open from the inside (and the outside).
Sometimes without locking the door, the inside handle does not open the door - again, until someone lifts up on the outside door handle.
Could this be fixed with a healthy spraying of WD40 penetrating oil to loosen up whatever is sometimes sticking?
Because of where the latch is located, I’m pretty sure I must remove it from inside of the door before I can give it a good spray.
I want to take the latch out from inside the door, but first I’d like to know how to do that. Can someone tell me how to get that latching mechanism out of the door? It does have electronic door locks (that don’t work anymore). The electronic door lock stopped working months before this problem started happening.
I need to fix this before I’m out somewhere with my girlfriend and the latch on her side stops working entirely.