Sticky Locks

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Sticky locks can be fixed in a variety of methods, including the following:

  1. Lubrication: Sticky locks can often be fixed by lubricating the keyway and internal mechanism with a lubricant such as graphite powder or silicone spray. This can help to reduce friction and make the lock easier to turn.

  2. Cleaning: A dirty lock can cause the internal mechanism to become sticky, so cleaning the lock can help to fix the problem. Simply use a small brush or toothpick to remove dirt and debris from the keyway and internal mechanism.

  3. Rekeying: If the lock is old or worn, rekeying the lock can help to fix the problem. A locksmith can replace the internal tumblers and pins, which can help to smooth out the lock’s operation.

  4. Replacement: In some cases, a sticky lock may be beyond repair, and replacement may be the only option. Consult a locksmith to evaluate the lock and recommend the best course of action.(Contact the Office)

  5. Adjustment: A lock that is out of alignment can cause it to be sticky, so adjusting the lock’s position can help to fix the problem. This can be done by loosening the screws that hold the lock in place and adjusting the position of the lock.


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