The key got stuck in the lock and after you tried to pull it out it broke? This situation is very unpleasant but not rare. Since daily use leads to wear of parts and the mechanism dust particles getting inside gradually accumulate also not everyone doing regular maintenance.
An incorrectly inserted key can also lead to jamming of the lock, and excessive efforts when turning it can cause breakage. If only the head is broken and the chip sticks out of the lock locksmith tools can help but a more unpleasant situation occurs when part of the key remains deep inside the lock.
What to do in this case?
Dealing with such a situation is much easier if you have access to mineral oil and some tools. In this case, you may need wd-40, engine oil, lithol, which must be filled inside the lock mechanism.
From the tools you need screwdriver, jigsaw, awl, tweezers, pliers, hammer and a more radical drill and grinder can come in handy.
If You Don’t Want The Door To Get Damaged Use Soft Method
Intensive lubrication. The first thing to do is to fill in the mechanism with such an amount of any lubricant available at hand to ensure easy gliding. In this case the chip will become much more mobile and it can be pulled out with tweezers.
The jigsaw blade is brought into the keyhole under the key lockout Boise fragment with the sawing side up, as far as possible to provide a large area of contact. In this case the sharp part should be directed in the opposite direction from the key. When the blade is pulled out the chip is captured by the sharp part and removed.
Self-tapping screw. It is used only if the key section is wide enough. Then a hole is drilled in the stuck residue into which a metal screw is screwed.
Then this structure is captured by pliers and carefully removed from the mechanism.
You can resort to this method if the door is already open. But you still have to try to turn the key and the lock mechanism to the correct open position then from the inside of the door force the chip with a hammer to strike the lock
If all these methods do not bring the desired result so you can see our News and you will have to act more radically and sacrifice the lock itself.
Extraction of cylinder. This is usually achieved by knocking out method. Decorative plates and a lock cover are removed from the door and with a hammer blow the cylinder to knock out the mechanism. If necessary you can additionally use a chisel.
For this a large-diameter drill is used with the help of which the core is drilled together with a stuck foreign object.
Loosening. This method is often used by breakers to open the lock with the help of master keys. You will also have to use improvised items such as knitting needles, awl, wire, but beside all this you will need to have a certain knack and be patient. Although the lock will still be broken.
Twisting The Core
To do this use a pipe wrench which captures the cylinder and rotates until the latch actuates.
There are even more radical methods leading to damage not only to the lock but also to the door it self. However, we do not recommend to proceed with this actions. It will be much faster, easier and cheaper to call the locksmith technician of locksmith Idaho. Within 15/20 minutes after your call, he will be in your area and will solve all your problems including replacing the lock if required.