As reliable as they may be, door locks are not entirely maintenance-free. But since the average homeowner knows next to nothing about these devices, they don't pay attention until there's a problem.
Most of these issues do not require a visit from a licensed locksmith. A little information and a smidgen of elbow grease are all you need to handle the following lock repair problems on your own.
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Sticking and Seizing
Even if you kept your keys completely clean (and most of us do not), wear and tear can cause grit and grime to build up inside your door locks. Over time, these accumulations can cause a breakdown of basic functioning because of sticking or seizing. To deal with this common problem, you must test the mechanism with two simple steps.
First, you must make sure the key slides easily into the lock. If it does not, it means there's something obstructing its passage. If the key does slide all the way in, the second step is to try to turn the mechanism. If the turning is difficult, jiggling the key may dislodge the dirt and debris that is preventing movement. Either way, lack of lubrication is the likely culprit.
Although there are many all-purpose household lubricants such as WD-40, they can actually cause more buildup inside the mechanism. As such, most experts recommend using graphite powder.
Widely available at hardware stores and home improvement centers, this dry lubricant is inserted directly into the keyhole for door lock repair. It can also be used on bolts and latches.