How can you fix a uPVC door with a broken mechanism?
You need to loosen the screws
on the door handle. If this is too tight, it may pinch and break your spring which prevents your mechanisms from working correctly. By loosening these screws, you may be able to open up that stubborn door!
The door knob turns but won't open?
If that's the case, you'll need to remove both the handle and spindle. Place a flat-head screwdriver in the gap where you removed it from before turning it back and forth with force until your door opens!
To open a door that is too tight, use the screwdriver to loosen the screws on the handle. If it's not loose enough by this point, you may need another tool to solve your problem. You may need to get in touch with a professional locksmith
that will be able to help you out.
If a key gets stuck in the lock, it is often because you need to lubricate it. The pins on the inside of your lock can get covered with dirt from everyday wear and tear that has gradually accumulated over time due to keys rubbing up against them.
This typically happens when they're jammed into locks by people who don't know how or what's causing their problem.
To fix this issue, simply loosen the screws that hold the handle to your door. If it works as intended, you should be able to open up your door and get access inside of or out of a building without any problems!
1. To fix the door knob, first unscrew and remove both sets of handles.
2. Then take out any loose screws inside the gaps that run from top to bottom on either side of where you'll be inserting your new handle hardware once it's installed (that should provide a bit more grip).
3. Next use a tool like an awl or flathead screwdriver inserted into one of those same gaps in order to push back against something with enough force and strength so as not only pull but also retract whatever is going wrong while still being able to see how far down this turns without letting go.
Replacing a lock for your uPVC door
can cost between £35 and £150 depending on the type of cylinder you need. The labour is included in that price, but it might be worth checking if there's any other work which needs to be done too while they're here.
We hope that this has given you the guidance you need to try and resolve your door issues. You should always try and reach out to a professional if you are not too sure.
If you reach out to one of our specialist locksmiths, we will be able to provide you with the best advice on how to deal with your uPVC door issue. You may find that you need specialist tools to help deal with your door.
Our locksmiths at Keys 4 The City
will be able to diagnose and resolve any issues with your door when they arrive.