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It's the science of ergonomics-making mechanisms user friendly.
I've watched the very young and the very old struggle to open a car door and wondered how to make it easier. Does it make sense to push in a button in order to pull open a door? Not with arthritic, weak or painful hands it doesn't.
For most of us it isn't a problem. There are both good and bad ideas out there.
 

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Welcome to Allpar. Soak the latch down with oil or a medium-bodied lube. Loosen the link set screw and adjust the latch-to-outside handle link slightly longer. This will shorten the pushbutton throw. You may not need new parts and they may not fix the problem. The slot for the set screw (#3) is at the rear of the door near the latch.
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The links can be adjusted by removing them from their retainer clips and repositioning them for a shorter throw to release the latch. Avoid bending them.
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