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Old 06-03-2013, 10:16 PM
MeAndOldBlue MeAndOldBlue is offline
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A friend of mine solved this problem for me. He connected a coathanger to the rod which had apparently broken and brought it in behind the handle, where he bent about the last 3/4" into a right angle (just enough to get your finger around). It is not ideal, but I pull on the right-angle-end-of-coathanger with my left hand, and pull the handle (still attached to the rod on the other side) with my right; but it beats messing with the latch itself and once you get used to it, it's second nature. It's worked for several years.
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