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Cupboard door push button stuck 3 weeks 2 days ago #475658

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Hello,

Does anybody have any suggestions on how I can open a cupboard door push button which is stuck halfway in. I have tried pushing it in and out lots but it never comes fully out. I have also tried re-levelling my van, as suggested elsewhere.

My van is a 2019 Swift, if that helps.

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Cupboard door push button stuck 3 weeks 2 days ago #475659

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Spray it with WD40
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Cupboard door push button stuck 3 weeks 2 days ago #475660

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Sorry, forgot to say that I have tried that too.
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Cupboard door push button stuck 3 weeks 2 days ago #475661

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If your dealer is handy at least you have the warranty! Depending on the fit of the door can you spring it with a flexible credit card in the gap between door and frame, and presumably you can't reach the inside from an adjacent locker?
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Cupboard door push button stuck 3 weeks 2 days ago #475662

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ReverendJT wrote:
Hello,

Does anybody have any suggestions on how I can open a cupboard door push button which is stuck halfway in. I have tried pushing it in and out lots but it never comes fully out. I have also tried re-levelling my van, as suggested elsewhere.

My van is a 2019 Swift, if that helps.

ReverendJT
We have a kitchen cupboard in our Abbey (made by Swift) and I suspect that the metal door catch release button is of a similar design.
Ours sometimes sticks in and I usually release it by pushing it further in but not fully fully home and sliding my thumb sideways to cause the button to spring out.
Sometimes two or three attempts are needed.
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Cupboard door push button stuck 3 weeks 2 days ago #475664

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I have a button that sticks in over the sink , open the door and undo the two philips screws and the button normally pops out I then wipe the button lightly with WD and also the mechanism it normally sorts the problem short term but if the door is shut proper for travelling I just leave it at that,
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Cupboard door push button stuck 3 weeks 2 days ago #475665

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Might not be much help,but if it's like the one in my elddis,then unscrewing the centre button a little usually sorts it in mine.
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Cupboard door push button stuck 3 weeks 2 days ago #475666

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Thank you for all of your responses.

It's a cupboard on its own, so I don't have access from inside to unscrew it. There is also a big bit of 'decorative' MDF within about an inch of the edge of the door that sticks out about two inches so I don't think I can stick anything credit card sized down the gap. I will try to push it in a little and push it over.

The dealer is about 60 miles away, so not keen to visit for just a dodgy spring.
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Cupboard door push button stuck 3 weeks 2 days ago #475668

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No,I meant you can unscrew the centre from the outside/front by using your finger and thumb to unscrew it a little and that does the trick ;) like I said,yours might not be like mine,take a photo and we'll reassess?
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Cupboard door push button stuck 3 weeks 2 days ago #475670

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On our Coachman , Push on the door then a good thump.
Hutch,
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Sante Fe 2014,
Coachman 560 VIP. 2013.
Rural Milton Keynes
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