toilet cassette door

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  1. freelanderuk

    freelanderuk Read Only Funster

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    We are on a site for the weekend and just tried to get the toilet cassette out of the locker but can not get the lock open , tried wd40 and oil but not having it, would a screw driver in the lock open it , have some new lock barrels at home, any ideas please
     
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    Just wriggle the key like crazy, it should move
     
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    Tried that for quite a while , key started to bend and that opens my other locks
     
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    is the lock or door frozen
     
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    Not frozen when I first tried as it had been raining
     
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    The lock barrel outer is located by a flat on one side, if you force it with a screwdriver you will lose the barrel location register unless you re fibreglass it. I suspect the pins in the lock are seized wd40 may do it or even vinegar to dissolve the rust make a dam under the lock fill and leave for 24hrs then try. I hope you get it sorted soon or you will be in deep do do, hee hee
     
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    Thanks Rodger have sprayed plenty of wd40 in to the barrel and will have another go in the morning , how easy is it to remove the hinge pins
     
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    I guess you have tried pushing inward on the door to take the pressure off the locking arm, then turning the key
     
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    i actually busted one of these locks unintentionally because it was stiff. it sheared the rear peg and plastic sleeve on the back of the lock.
    had to use a screw driver in the barrel hole to open the lock.

    got a complete replacement for about £15 no issues.
    as long as you dont damage the door, or frame you should be ok.

    but as has been suggested try all else first. good luck:thumb:
     
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    if wd does not do the job I would not force it with screwdriver etc. for fear of damaging the door or frame. Best bet is to drill centre of barrel out, start with small bit then run big one through:thumb:
     
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    try entering paperclip into key hole to liftbarrel pins aided by small electrical screwdriver. some times key wears away and does not lift enought to allow barrel to turn. this takes some practice but does open
     
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    If you have no joy before you get drastic give Glenn or Ian a call on 01-580-881288 and pick their brains:thumb:

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    Knock the hinge pins out.
    Use a 2mm blunt pin and tap on the small side of the pins
    Repair the lock ,test, refit pins :thumb:
     
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    All sorted, I pushed the hinge pins out and took the door off, stripped the lock down and found the cause,
    The o ring that seals the push Button had perished allowing water on to the locking mechanism causing it to crud up.
    Cleaned greased and back together, just a small o ring to get

    Thanks for all replys
     
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    Nice to see a conclusion posted:thumb:
     
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    We had visions of you having to buy a bucket Chris :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Glad its sorted :thumb:
     
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    I took the bag out of the swing bin
     
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    I hope it was not a Tesco bag, they have air holes in the bottom:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

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