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the key in my mortise lock just keeps spinning

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by danormerod, 5 Oct 2009.

  1. danormerod

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    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
     
  2. big-all

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    angle grinder to the hinge pins remove the pins and slip the door out
     
  3. HandyHands

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    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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