I want to repair my recessed lock, it broke some time ago and I have to replace it, but I have an issue. This is a bathroom lock and, I cannot remove it from the door, because the "bathroom spindle" is stuck in the mechanism with some metallic jaw.
Here are two photos to understand the setup:
And here is a zoom at the thing preventing me from removing the bathroom spindle:
Do you have any idea how to remove it, should I just hammer the spindle until it moves? It seems a bit rusty as well!