Repairing the Magna-Latch Series 2 child-proof gate latch

Magna-Latch Series 2 by D&D Technologies
  Magna-Latch Series 2 by D&D Technologies    

In very cold weather the latch can freeze in place. Attempting to pull the knob up by force will cause the magnetic catch to separate from the internal mechanism. At that point, there's nothing for it but to dismount the entire assembly, repair it and remount it.

Tools required:

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Individual pages:
1. Dismounting the latch from its post
2. Disassembling the latch
3. Reattaching the magnetic catch
4. Reassembling and remounting

Ted Ruegsegger

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