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I really can’t afford another door right now and I need this bathroom... can ya help a fella out?

  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. Is this your situation? – Daniel Griscom May 15 at 10:22
  • i don't see anything wrong with the door. that door looks to be about a $25 door btw... – dandavis May 16 at 19:19
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Take a screwdriver and put in in the hole on the left. That should give you enough leverage to retract the latch and open the door.

Replacing the doorknob is a pretty simple DIY job. Though you want to avoid the knob that can be pushed closed while locked to avoid a repeat.

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Here, I turned the exposure way, way up so you can see the components clearly. enter image description here

The hole on the left is for the doorknob assembly to go through; it isn't anything. Other than that, though, something in there moves to release the latch. I suspect the silver bars in the middle move to the left, but poke around and you'll figure it out. It may take a considerable amount of force.

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    I suspect they move to the right to retract the latch. The hole does nothing, +1. – Mazura May 20 at 15:03
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The lowest cost thing to do here is to remove the part of the old latch that comes out through the edge of the door. Then replace with a similar new door knob assembly. These are pretty standard so it should be relatively easy to install the knob unit. The cost of a new door knob assembly can be quite low, especially if you are not needing the highest quality..

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