Door lock won't accept key

 
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neilb



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:29 pm    Post subject: Door lock won't accept key Reply with quote

Hi Everyone
My first post
I have a 2019 18 ft and having a great time with it.
This morning while placing in storage for a short time, the door lock stopped working. The door is locked but the key is only going in about half way and I cannot unlock door. I had been using the door about an hour earlier and no problems.
Do I need to call a locksmith
Any advice would be appreciated
Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

You could first try a small squirt of Graphite Powder into the lock mechanism and then try working the key in again. Available for around $6 from Bunnings, also normally available at any Auto Spares shop such as Repco or Supercheap.

Regards,

Gavin.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neil,
Go to Bunnings or Repco and get a "spray can of Silcone."

Spray some silicone in through the keyhole. Has a pretty good effect.
Graphite is OK, but not as penetrating to all parts of the lock, as the "pressure from the silicone spray."

All the best.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Neil B

Look, both of the above were good advice, but at Bushtracker we have found we get the best service out of white Lithium grease in a spray can...

Again, the spray pack makes it liquid-bubbling-fluid and it soaks into all the little parts that can get dust in them... Then when it dries, it is dry lithium grease and does not seem to collect dust as bad as other lubricants... OK?

I would try that one.. Wink

And one more thing: WELCOME TO THE FORUM, POST NUMBER ONE !!

Kind regards,
Steven Gibbs, Director, semi-retired but still here for you 24/7 to help....
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