French door lock will only open/lock from the outside.

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My french doors are fitted with Yale cylinder locks, both sharing the same key.

I am now finding that I can only unlock the left door from the outside. And can only lock it also from the outside.

Attempting from the inside, I am finding that the key wont turn, hence wont lock/unlock.

I have always been able to lock/unlock this door from either inside or outside.

What has caused this problem ?
 
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Take the euro out and spray with wd40 and try again
 
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Get a new euro

yep... looks like that's the only solution.

Waiting for the fitter to take a look - Doors are only 10 months old, and hardley been opened.

Was just curious why the Lock would only oprate from the outside.
 
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Check all keys.
Is the key an original key or a copy?
Does the key go all the way in?
is there a makers name on the key?
 
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Locking bolt may have been omitted or loose leaving the barrel to move slightly? If you tap the end of the barrel will it move in or out, only a mm out and it will jam from one side or both.
 

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