Easy door lock removal and replacement


Easy door lock removal and replacement

Has your key been stuck for a while and are you afraid it will break off soon?

Or have you lost a key and want to remove and replace your door lock ?

Even with an outdated lock that does not match the latest security, you should think about reducing the risk of burglary protection by replacing it.

Replacing the lock is not difficult if you follow these step-by-step guides.

Here is how to replace the lock in the house and front door with or without a key and replace it with a new door lock.


Removing the door lock – a guide
Before removing the door lock , measure the dimension on the front door.

The distance under the bar where the faceplate screw is located is relevant.

After taking the measurements and having a new door lock to hand, you can start removing it.

Loosen the screw securing the cylinder and be careful not to damage the door.

Especially with older locks, preparing to replace the door lock can require a bit of strength and a lot of tact.

⇒ Tip: If it is the door lock of a locking system in a rental property, contact the owner and do not replace the lock yourself. In all other cases, you can start by removing it with a Phillips screwdriver and a ruler and the new lock ready.


Solutions and tips if the lock cylinder is stuck
Tip 1 – cylinder spray:
A jammed lock cylinder is always a cause for attention. However, you need not immediately think about replacing the lock and replacing the door lock if the cylinder is only slightly jammed or is jamming for the first time. A drop of cylinder spray will help with this, which can usually fix slight blockages immediately. You can buy cylinder spray from Hornbach, for example. According to the instructions on the packaging, just put a drop in the lock and let the product work.

Tip 2 – look at the faceplate screw:
If the lock cylinder is still stuck after that, look at the seat of the faceplate screw. Sometimes it can slip slightly and the problem can be solved by removing the lock cylinder and reinserting it squarely and clear of play in the door.

The response time for cylinder spray is usually one hour. If the locks are badly weathered or jammed due to age, repeated use and an application time of up to 24 hours may be required. Still, it is worth trying this method before removing the door lock. If the key can then be turned again, you can change the door lock at your leisure and with the door open.

Tip 3 – Call the experts:
Replacement is always advisable in the long run if a lock is giving trouble and occasionally jams. If the lock cylinder is stuck too much and you are still stuck, it is advisable to consult an expert. This could be a locksmith in your area, for example.


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Can you recover locksmith’s costs from your landlord?

Whether you can have your landlord pay for locksmith’s costs, depends on the situation and your lease agreement. If you can prove that the lock broke due to aging or a manufacturing error, you can inform your landlord. However, did you simply lose your keys or leave them inside, then you will most likely have to pay yourself.

When will the landlord be held accountable?

When damage occurs to a lock that is used by all renters, then the landlord will need to solve the issue. Door locks to central areas in an office space or appartment building are good examples. If you call on locksmith services yourself, then all costs will fall on you.

Frequently Asked Questions


What should I do with a rusty key?

There is a clear answer to this question: replace your keys. A rusty key is more likely to break inside its lock or to get stuck. This is why you should always replace them. Once broken, it is difficult to remove it from the lock. Usually you need to call in a locksmith and pay more than when you buy a new key. Be smart and buy a new key before trouble happens.

Should I always turn the key to close my front door?

We highly recommend you do. A door will close, but not seal properly when it falls into its lock. Turning the key will provide additional security and prevent burglars from entering your home. Also close your windows and doors by using the appropriate key.

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Locksmith 24/7 is available day and night. In emergency situations we will arrive at your door within 20 minutes of your call. Even on weekends and in the middle of the night. Don’t ever hesitate to call us.

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