Fixing A Door Lock That Won’t Turn

When you leave your home, you expect every lock on your property to be secure. If something is not working right, it can make you a little nervous. Maybe the lock has dirt in it, or maybe the key is a little worn, causing it not to slide into the cylinder fully. There are some repairs you can handle relatively easily on your own, while other situations may necessitate the assistance of a locksmith from Diego’s Locksmith. Door locks are one of the main security features for your home or business. The problem is that without proper maintenance and care, locks can start to malfunction. Let’s review how to handle some of these situations.

Do It Yourself Options

If the lock isn’t working, there are a few things you can try yourself before reaching out to a professional locksmith.

Check For Dirt Or Dust In The Cylinder

The cylinder is the part of your lock that turns when you insert a key. Sometimes dirt or dust can get into this locking part and prevent it from turning properly. Clean out the cylinder with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. Dry off any excess alcohol with a paper towel before trying again.

Frozen Lock

If the lock seems frozen, try spraying it with WD-40 or another lubricant designed for locks. This should help loosen up any rust or corrosion causing the issue. If this doesn’t work, try using heat from a hair dryer on low heat for about 30 seconds to melt away any ice or snow buildup on your door handle or inside your door frame. Another option is to warm your key in warm water and try again. This may make it easier to turn your key in the lock.

Time To See A Professional

If none of these steps worked, we recommend calling an expert from Diego’s Locksmith, who will come out to your house or office and check out your situation further. They will be able to give you more information about how to fix your particular situation and what repairs need to be done immediately (like replacing keys).

If you have a door lock that’s not working, several things could be causing the problem. You might have a key that won’t work or a lock that won’t turn. The lock could be broken, or maybe the key isn’t fitting correctly.

The Key Is New But Won’t Work

If you recently bought a new key and it doesn’t fit in your lock, there is probably something wrong with how it was cut. Call our team of professionals here at Diego's Locksmith if this happens. Our technicians will be able to determine if the key needs to be cut again and if so, we can get it done for you right away!

The Key Only Partially Goes In Lock

Another common problem is when only part of your key will go into the lock — usually because debris or gunk is blocking it up inside. This can happen if you use keys regularly in heavy traffic or around messy kids who like to play outside with their friends! You can try lubricating the lock, but if that doesn’t work, contact Diego’s Locksmith so they can determine the source of the problem.

The Door Lock Won’t Turn Even Though Key Does

There are different reasons why a door lock won't turn. The most common one is that the key is worn out, which can be easily fixed by replacing the cylinder.

The other reason for this problem is that the lock has broken or jammed. This will require professional help to fix it. Here's how:

Check whether the problem is with the key or the lock itself. If you can open your door using another key (or a key from another door), it’s probably just a worn-out cylinder that needs replacement. If not, it’s probably an issue with either the tumblers or springs inside your lock assembly, and you should see a professional locksmith right away for door lock repair before someone gets hurt trying to force entry into your house!

Call In Diego’s Locksmith

Many homeowners find themselves in a situation where they have to call a locksmith to fix a broken lock on the door. This can be quite frustrating and inconvenient, especially if you have just locked yourself out of your home.

Many types of locks are used on doors, including deadbolts, knob locks, and handle sets. Each type may require different tools for the locksmith to repair them properly. Some locks can be repaired quickly, while others may need more extensive work to function properly again.

When you call Diego's Locksmith for assistance fixing a door lock that won’t turn, we will send one of our technicians out to your location as quickly as possible. The first thing we will do is assess the problem with your lock so we can determine what needs to be done for it to work again. Our technicians have years of experience working with all types of door locks, so they know exactly how each type works and what repairs are necessary to get them working properly again.

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