today i got a call that the front door latch wasn't working right.
I came to the space and checked it out, and it's definitely getting sticky -
trying to open the door right after activating the latch release sometimes
doesn't work. Trying a second time works.
I fiddled with the solenoid latch and tried to identify the problem but i can't
see anything specific that's going wrong.
This latch was just purchased a couple of months ago and i'm guessing it was
hundreds of dollars. It's a really fancy thing. Maybe it has a warranty?
I don't see a good place to put in lubricant, and sometimes that makes things
worse. So especially since this thing was fancy and expensive, i think we
should be careful and do the right thing.
Hopefully it's not going to get worse, but I expect that since it was fine
before and now it's not, it's just going to produce more complaints. We might
have to put up a sign or something.
Next time I work on the front door, i'll put a louder speaker on the access
system so that people can better hear the beep indicating that they should pull
the door open.