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Euro cylinder lock issue.

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by 5oysterman2, 24 Nov 2019.

  1. 5oysterman2

    5oysterman2

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    Crank39 says normally happens after lnstallation, but it was fitted 14 years ago. Would that change the diagnosis? Googled toeing & healing, I hope it doesn't need it.
     
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    So now I'm confused
     
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    Think he fitted the new barrel 3 months ago , not the door.

    Do you still have the old barrel , or can you temp remove one from another door. It may be a faulty barrel that is just getting enough resistance when closing the lock in the door keeps, to cause it to stick
     
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    Sorry crank39, obviously my first post wasn't very clear. I replaced the barrel 3 month's ago.
     
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    I have still got it somewhere (I think), unless the wife has thrown it out. Got french doors at the back with similar barrel's in. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Update on my door issue. Since spraying silicone spray into the barrel, it seems to have sorted the problem out. Once again, thanks to everyone that replied with ideas.
     
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    DON'T squirt WD40 or any other liquid into a lock of any description or you are asking for trouble.
    Liquid lubricants attract and hold dirt/dust/grit etc. Locks, including padlocks, combination locks etc need to be lubricated with graphite. You can buy this as a very fine powder in a plastic squeezable bottle which you puff into the lock. It doesn't take much to lubricate the pins inside. Alternatively you can rub a pencil on some sandpaper and rub your key in the dust. Insert the key into the lock a few times, dipping into the dust occasionally, is another method.

    If you are adjusting anything on a multi-locking device you should only adjust one component at a time or you risk off-setting something that was set correctly if try doing a few at a time.
    Mark where they all are before adjusting ONE at a time. If there is no improvement after moving one of them then set it back to it's original position and try the next one. You have to be patient.

    Ooops! Gazman beat me to it regarding the WD40. LOL
     
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    WD40 will work for a week then its downhill from there so yeah agreed with Conny and Gazman, silicone spray or better still graphite which is a dry lubricant works best and yes gotta agree again with Conny you can rub some pencil lead in too
     
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