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the key in my mortise lock just keeps spinning


 
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danormerod

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:10 pm Reply with quote

hi

i cant open my back door. when i go to use the key in my mortise lock it just spins. i've looked for different advice and have been told by someone to slip a reciprocal saw over the lock and saw through it, and another person tells my that mortice locksw have a small catch within them that just needs flicking and the key will work again?????

i know i cant get to any screws to get the hinges off the wooden door.

can anyone help?

thanks

Dan
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:41 pm Reply with quote

angle grinder to the hinge pins remove the pins and slip the door out
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:05 pm Reply with quote

What type of lock is it ? If its a BS rated lock, then it's likely the curtain will have failed, and isn't engaging the bolt to withdraw it. If you can see the bolt, you could try withdrawing it with a screwdriver whilst turning the key to open the lock.

Is your key intact - no broken bits?
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