Closet doorknob fell off. Can't open door

Peggy Stearns
by Peggy Stearns
  6 answers
  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on May 18, 2018

    How to Open a Closed Door With a Broken Knob | Home Guides | SF ...

  • Brenda Brandt Deason Brenda Brandt Deason on May 18, 2018

    Oh dear! Is it on tracks? You may be able to push up and in to knock it off the tracks. If it's not, could you slide something underneath the door with a hook of some kind at the end? Then maybe you could pull it towards you to open it. Do you have a photo?

  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on May 18, 2018

    Stick a screwdriver in center hole of the turning part n pull towards door hinges to release the lock??

  • Ren Shambley Ren Shambley on May 18, 2018

    Is there a lock or only a mechanicl clamp. If a mechanical clamp try a slightly over sized wood screw, grab with a pair of pliers and pull.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on May 18, 2018

    I've opened the old style ones by inserting a screwdriver and messing around until it moves the latch, hold and pull out.

  • William William on May 18, 2018

    If the door opens out you can remove the hinge pins with a screwdriver and hammer. Pry he door out on the hinge side with a flat screwdriver. If the door opens in use a small flat screwdriver, credit card, butter knife, and force the latch to engage. Replace the broken lockset with a new one.