Remove broken key from door lock?
When a key breaks off in the door lock, those involved are often at a loss.
After all, it does not happen every day that a key just breaks off, but if you tighten it too tightly, it can happen quickly.
Locksmith 24-7 is an expert for all questions related to keys, door locks, door openings, security technology and Co. and is regularly commissioned to open the door when a key has broken off in the lock.
- 1How can a key break off in the lock?
- 2This is how to remove the broken key from your lock:
How can a key break off in the lock?
Basically, any key can break off in the lock if too much pressure is applied when opening it, this applies to the key of a flat door, a bicycle lock, a padlock or a tool shed.
Normally, all that remains of the broken key is the so-called key blade, which sits in the lock.
If this cannot be removed, the entire lock has to be replaced or you can hire a locksmith like Locksmith 24-7 to remove the broken part of the key.
We give you some tips and tricks you can use to try to remove the stuck part of the key yourself before hiring a locksmith to open the door.
This is how you remove the broken key from your lock:
For the following working steps, you need not only patience but also a lot of sensitivity.
For a key to be pulled out of the lock, it must be in a vertical starting position.
To bring the key into this position, you need to be particularly careful and cautious, otherwise the key can only slide deeper into the lock and it will be all the more difficult to remove the broken key itself.
The easiest way to get a broken key out of a lock
is to push the key out of the lock from the other side.
But beware: this method only works if you have a double-sided door lock and a second key for the lock.
In this context, you should leave a spare key with friends, relatives or neighbours beforehand, which you can access in this situation.
If you are handy, you can use a saw blade to push out the broken key.
The saw blade should engage accordingly and the key should be pushed out of the lock with a jerking motion.
You can also use a small, fine screwdriver to remove the broken-off key.
This is located at the bottom and should be pointed at one of the notches in the key blade so that the key can be pulled forward and grabbed with pliers or tweezers.
This process can also be done with a paperclip or needle.
If all else fails and you cannot manage to remove the broken key, the only solution is to hire a locksmith like Locksmith24-7.nl
We will take care of removing the broken key from the lock, replace the lock if necessary and make sure you can re-enter your house or flat in no time.
Just call us and we will send you a door opening specialist who will handle your personal request.
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