How to Fix a Sticky Lock

How to fix a Sticky Lock

How to fix a Sticky Lock: Sticky locks can be a source of significant frustration, whether they’re on your house, business, padlock, or even your car door. It’s essential to know effective solutions and avoid common mistakes to ensure that your locks are in perfect working condition. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to fix a sticky lock and share some expert tips from Mr. Locksmith™.

How to fix a Sticky Lock

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How to Fix a Sticky Lock

If you have a Sticky Lock, whether it’s on your house, your business, a padlock, or your car door, car ignition is different. If you have a sticky lock, there’s a couple of solutions you can do. Never, never put oil or linseed oil or motor oil or sewing machine oil or even graphite. Graphite, do not put that in your lock.

Now, WD 40 is a penetrating oil. It’s fantastic for getting stuff unstuck, but it’s not a lubricant. My favorite for a lock is Tri Flow. Just love this stuff. Put a little spray, it doesn’t take a lot, just put a little spray in your lock and it’ll be fantastic. Or, you know, LockSaver, there’s Houdini. I don’t have any Houdini handy, but this is my go to, is Tri Flow.

So again, WD 40 for sticky locks. It’ll unstick it, but it’s not going to lubricate it. So yeah, what you have to do, the Tri Flow will lubricate the lock perfectly. Don’t use graphite. Graphite is bad for you. It’s not good for the locks. It’s an old, old way of doing lubricating locks. Don’t do it. So go to the Tri Flow.

If the lubricant doesn’t work, it could because your key is old and worn, especially on cars, we find that a lot. So cutting you a brand new key to factory code. The lock usually works perfect after that. So it could be a worn key. Your lock could be worn, and the lubricant may be a temporary fix, but it’s not gonna fix the problem.

WD40 Penetrating Oil

You’d have an old lock on your door, the padlock’s old, it’s worn out. You need a new lock. And sometimes, especially with the Honda Ignitions, the high security, sometimes the, the ignition needs to be the parts replaced and you need a new key. ’cause those things just seem to wear out. The other issue could be that the door is sticking.

It could be the hinges are dropping or what really happens with the change of weather is the latch or the deadbolt specifically is not lined up anymore with the hole. So I have a few more videos on how to fix that but the way to see if it’s the problem is the door frame is open the door and does the key work the lock perfectly.

Do Not Use WD40

So if the door is open and you can turn the lock perfectly. And then when you close the door and it doesn’t lock, then the problem is with your door frame. But if you open the door, try the key and it’s still jammed, then the problem is your door. So, in conclusion. Don’t use WD40, oil or use linseed oil.

Do not use sewing machine oil. This is, WD 40 is a penetrating oil. It’s good, but it’s not gonna lubricate your lock. Lubricant that’s meant for locks. Tri Flow’s my favorite. Lock Saver’s good. Houdini I’m out of right now, but I use that as well. And there’s a few others. If you have any recommendations, put it at the bottom.

So this will help you for sticky lock. I hope you enjoyed watching this video. Subscribe to my channel. Also, visit my website. And you can see what online locksmith training I have for beginners, intermediate, and advanced, as well as my covert methods of entry and my non destructive methods of entry.

How to Fix a Sticky Lock
How to Fix a Sticky Lock

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with over 35 years of Locksmith Experience. Also, Terry has a BA (Hons) in Criminology from Simon Fraser University.

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