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UPVC front door does not open from outside

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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
We have a uPVC front door. The door's double lock mechanism unlocks and locks from inside including the main central lock. The door's double lock mechanism also unlocks and locks from outside however from the outside the central lock located in the mid section seems jammed, u can see this when the door is open and u try to turn the key, the central lock does not always turn with the key. I say not always because when u push the central lock in and with your finger a few times it can sometimes start to work with the turn of the key. Although this is only when checking when the door is open. If I closed the door and try to open again from the outside the central lock jams up again. Any ideas if this can be a quick DIY job? I'm not really clued up on locks. Currently 1 person has to be in the house at all times to open the door otherwise we will all be stuck out. We have someone coming to check tomorrow, but in case this is an easy job I just wanted to check first.
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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
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#1
I have tried that already and unfortunately has not seemed to do the trick.
#2
http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=221808

Sounds a lot like this..needs a bit of fangling by someone who knows what they are doing.
#3
Wd 40 spray to start
Do you mean that the barrel will not turn with the key from the outside but will from the inside?.
If this is the case try another key if this does not work the outside lock is worn and barrel with keys will need to be changed
The barrel is normally easy to change but you will need to remove it to identify which size offset you need from the locksmith for replacement about £15-25 for part. This item once the retaining screw is removed and the key can rotate to clear the tongue just slides out into your hand. No need to dismantle the door locking mechanism

Good luck:)
#4
Dont use wd40 on locks. It isnt intended as a lubricant (hence the name - its a Water Displacer).
Use graphite.

Could do with a picture of the lock
#5
I think it is the cylinder... They are very easy to change, but I would try to take it out before you buy one to try & get the right size...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmw3IQMl3Ts
#6
As I said

:p

SamSungTab
I think it is the cylinder... They are very easy to change, but I would try to take it out before you buy one to try & get the right size...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmw3IQMl3Ts
#7
1 screw holding the cylinder in position, remove, replace - 5 mins max........ please do not pay someone to do this.

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