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How to fix a door lock


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Door locks are designed to protect the house from illegal penetration of criminals.

Nevertheless, even locks can break, and in this case, even you yourself can not get into your own home.

If you notice that something is wrong with the lock, you need to take appropriate measures as soon as possible.

You will need

  • - graphite powder-
  • - screwdriver-
  • - new door handle and lock-
  • - The keys.



Determine which problem has happened to your lock. Remember when you bought it and what could have caused it to fail.


Go to the nearest hardware store andBuy graphite powder. Usually it is sold in the form of a small tube with a pointed end. Cut off its tip and insert the tube into the keyhole. Turn the tip at an angle and squeeze the back of the tube.


Place the key in the Castle And turn it several times. This will help spread the powder throughout the keyhole. This will lubricate Castle, And it will become like new. See if the previously observed problem is solved. If not, go to the next step.


Check that the tongue of the lock is correctly inserted in thedoorjamb. The easiest way to verify this is to pull the door to yourself. Unscrew the metal plate from the door jamb and place it in the desired position.


Use a screwdriver to pull out the door handle. The screws must be clearly visible from the inside of the apartment. Look at the inner Castle. If it looks rusty, worn or scratched in any way, it's time to replace it. Go to the store and select a new one. The kit should include a door handle, Castle, A metal plate with a notch and a key.


Install new Castle In the same way as the previous one was installed. If you decide to install Castle To a new place, it's necessary to startMake a markup of the area on the door itself and on the doorway of her doorway. Carefully make a hole in the wooden fittings and attach the metal plate with the notches. Install Castle According to the attached instructions. Check how it closes and opens with new keys. Make sure that you can safely enter the apartment and leave it without worrying about any possible problems with the front door.

How to fix a door lock Was last modified: June 21st, 2017 By Joytoibr
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