Why is my front door not locking?

Door locking problems almost always originate in the door latch, not the locking mechanism. The striker fails to penetrate into the door jamb because the door or the door jamb has become warped, or the screws have loosened and the plate has moved. … Shut the door and try to lock it. If it won’t lock open the door.

Why is my door lock not working?

It’s possible that there is an issue with the Lock Cylinder. Debris or Ice from cold weather may be causing problems with the cylinder or you might simply be using the wrong key! Faulty Lock – The internal mechanism could be broken or worn. Our engineers carry the necessary replacement parts to repair most locks.

How do you unlock a stubborn lock?

Use silicone thread lubricant to moisten the jammed lock, making it easier to insert the key. Consider putting a small dot of graphite in the keyhole if the lock still does not open. Once you have applied graphite to the key, try to open the jammed lock at least four times so the graphite has a chance to work.

Why is my lock not locking?

Door locking problems almost always originate in the door latch, not the locking mechanism. The striker fails to penetrate into the door jamb because the door or the door jamb has become warped, or the screws have loosened and the plate has moved. … Shut the door and try to lock it. If it won’t lock open the door.

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Why won’t my key turn in the lock?

If the key won’t turn in the door lock, the problem could be dirt or dust in the cylinder causing the pins to be stuck in a partially raised position. … You can spray dry lubricant into the keyway and then insert the key a few times to get the lubricant working. If a dry lubricant doesn’t work, you can try WD-40.