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Suddenly Stiff Door Latch


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The latch mechanism on my P1 door is suddenly extremely stiff. The latch moves from closed to open easily, but is almost impossible to move from open to closed, even when the door isn’t in the fuselage, so it’s not pins locating into the fuselage. The last inch or so of lever travel almost snaps across, like something is almost over centre or bent. 

The rod that goes back towards the rear door pin appears to be rubbing on the moulding for the door handle - like the whole mechanism has dropped in the door. Is that possible?

Any ideas? 


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