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My deadbolt is stuck


How-to fix a stuck deadbolt on your Pella storm door.

Causes and Solutions

How-to realign the deadbolt with the latch.

People, Time and Skill

  • one person
  • about 5 minutes per product
  • minimal or no handyman skills


To unjam, remove the latch side rail installation screws. This will loosen the door enough to allow you to open it.

If the hardware and lock move freely when the door is open, there is likely an alignment issue. Refer to solutions under My deadbolt won't work.

Once door is open, test the lock and hardware. If the hardware is not operating or locking properly when the door is open, the hardware needs to be replaced.

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This article applies to:

Product Styles

  • Storm Door


  • Aluminum storm door

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