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help! euro cylinder lock won't budge

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by nodeexpress, 1 Jun 2017.

  1. nodeexpress

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    I managed to remove one lock with ease, but on a different door the cylinder wont fully come out. Using the key at a slight angle does allow the cylinder to retract by about 5mm but no further - as if something is preventing it from moving further out. Any ideas?

    I took the handle off and it reveals an inner retaining plate with two hex screws, could this be whats preventing it from sliding out?
     

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  3. PrenticeBoyofDerry

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    Probably needs a little tweaking to align up when pull out cylinder. Just wiggle key a bit more.
     
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  4. nodeexpress

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    thanks. I'll have another go at this tonight. Is it at all possible that that retaining plate on the inside could be preventing it from releasing? The handle and the cylinder mechanism are made by a uk firm called avantis, checked their website but cant find anything relating to uk standards or star ratings.
     
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    The screw that normally secures the cylinder are fixed side on to the cylinder, so would not expect the fixings pictured to be securing the cylinder, very likely they are holding the locking mechanism bars in place. Normally just a bit of a wiggle with the key in lock, frees it.
     
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    Sometimes the lock will only come out from one side, usually the inside of the door.
    The idea being that if the lock was snapped from the outside it would still be impossible to remove the lock and gain entry from the outside.

    Mike
     
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    It does look a little unusual. Possibly some sort of cylinder guard.
    Can you post a pic of the outside of it?
     
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  9. nodeexpress

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    i managed to get the cylinder out. Had to remove the retaining bracket because the. cylinder had an additional headless screw that prevented it from coming out easily.

    All sorted now, thanks for all the replies with advice
     

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    Yep it was a cylinder guard
     
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