Main malfunctions of door locks | LondonLocksmith247

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Common door lock problems

Locks have always been the weak point of front doors. Their mechanisms often fail and require professional intervention. The reasons for the malfunction of the door lock can be very different. Even the highest quality front door lock will fail without timely maintenance. You can deal with the lock problem on your own, but it is better to trust the experts. If you need to open or repair the locks without damage in London, then we advise you to contact our company. We provide an individual approach to the implementation of each order. Before you start solving a particular problem, you should figure out what could be the reason for the malfunction of the front door lock:

  • Failure of the door lock’s latch – the cause may be the insufficient diameter of the desired hole. You will need to carefully bore the hole and move the iron plate. The latch can also be blocked by an overlay at the end of the door leaf or skew of the door itself. Also, the mechanism can simply loosen and wear out due to prolonged use.
  • Distortion of the door leaf – it will be necessary to adjust the position of the door frame and the locking device.
  • Key stuck in a lock – the problem arises due to the displacement of individual parts of the locking device. In such a case, the specialist will disassemble the lock, clean all the elements of the mechanism, lubricate the parts and install the device in its original place.
  • Lock jamming – the problem is solved by repairing or replacing the cylinder.

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Handles and fixing components are considered the most vulnerable parts of a locking system. In order to avoid problems, experts recommend buying only high-quality locking devices from well-known manufacturers with a good reputation. Such products tend to be expensive, but the result will be peace of mind in the safety of your property. The repair procedure of a particular mechanism is affected by the specific subtype of a core that it uses. Typically, front doors are equipped with cylinder or lever type locks.

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