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Broken yale lock - won't 'snap' back in.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ahleckz, 3 Jun 2010.

  1. Ahleckz


    Joined: 7 Nov 2009

    Posts: 18,345

    Location: Glasgow

    My friend somehow managed to break my front door lock on Wednesday.

    The lock bit doesn't snap back into the hole, as it should, after you twist the handle thing.

    I've cracked it open and determined that a stuck part was one cause of the problem. I've whacked it with a hammer and applied some grease to fix that.

    Problem still remains though. I assume it's because the spring isn't under tension. No idea where the spring should sit though. OK, I reckon the spring should sit on the black rectangle (the smaller one) as that slides and thus it'll keep the tension. Though I can't figure out how it should sit. There is a picture of the spring below as I understand some of you aren't trained in CAD and thus may not be able to cipher my wonderful drawing.

    Here's a technical schematic of my lock.


    Here's a picture of the spring: [​IMG]
    Last edited: 3 Jun 2010
  2. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 9 Jan 2007

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    I always hit locks with hammers. :p

    Go and buy a new one.
  3. JayToukon


    Joined: 19 Mar 2010

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    Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

    Have you considered being an architectural drawing technician as a career? However i can't answer you question, sorry!
  4. Stretch


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    Location: Peoples Republic of Histonia, Cambridge

  5. horseunderwater

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 May 2008

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    got to local diy store and buy a new lock
  6. lookitsjonno


    Joined: 10 Sep 2003

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    Location: Midlands

    buy a new one
  7. Ahleckz


    Joined: 7 Nov 2009

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    Location: Glasgow

    You guys are only saying buy a new one as you know I'll have to go outside!

    You'll then come and rob me as I can't close my door!
  8. jahujames


    Joined: 6 Feb 2009

    Posts: 525

    Location: Stoke

    I read the words Technical Schematic and luckily for me the picture didn't load for a good 4 or 5 seconds after, and I was expecting something so amazingly intricate I cannot begin to explain how TECHNICAL this schematic was. Then the picture loaded, and I spat coke over my keyboard... cheers.

    Sadly like most others, I've got no answer to your problem!
  9. Bar


    Joined: 9 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,540

    A picture of the lock mechanism would help significantly - there will be small notches that the spring will use to keep it under tension - upload a picture and we might be able to help more.
  10. PhillyDee


    Joined: 12 Feb 2007

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    Location: South Shields

    The green thing looks like you, as in hands on head, aghast at your yellow mate who is lyuing on the floor, one hand propping himself up, the other sheilding his face!
  11. Jean-F


    Joined: 14 Apr 2017

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    Location: London

    Of course, I’m unaware of your circumstances, but you should be able to get a locksmith to supply and fit a Yale lock or deadbolt for between £125 and £180, if you’re worried about going out, get someone you know and trust to wait in for the locksmith.
    If they’re not rushed off their feet, they’ll probably do it the day you call them.
  12. Malevolence


    Joined: 21 Oct 2011

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    You bumped an eight year old thread just to post that crap?
  13. Ahleckz


    Joined: 7 Nov 2009

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    Location: Glasgow

    I’ve still not ventured outside!

  14. stockhausen


    Joined: 30 Jul 2006

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    How will a new hammer help?
  15. Jean-F


    Joined: 14 Apr 2017

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    Location: London

    If that’s very politely aimed my way, then first of all, hands up I DIDN’T check the date of the OP, my bad, (oh please, please, be one of those who hates Americanisms), and second of all, my post followed someone who’d posted 32 minutes before me, so no, I did not bump an eight year old thread, but I was damn close.
  16. Kemik


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    Why would you do that? What were you searching to dig up this old thread?
  17. Delvis


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  18. Marky


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  19. Svack


    Joined: 14 Feb 2011

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    Location: Worthing

    OP is still stuck in his house 8 years later
  20. skyripper

    Wise Guy

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    But have you fixed the lock? :D