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Reason’s Why a Schlage Lock Would Need Repair

Schlage locks are some of the most common lock set found in business and homes in the Phoenix Metro. Although these locks are great quality for the cost, years of use can leave them needing some much needed TLC. Many times we can repair the Schlage assemblies without the need to replace, saving you money!

Common Schlage Lock Issues:

Door Latch Alignment:
Locks and the doors they are attached to, may need adjustment over the years to ensure trouble free use and maximum security. Doors can swell or begin to hang with inclement weather and heavy use. We can adjust the hinge, the lock set and the latch position and height to ensure your door works flawlessly.

Loose Door Knob:
If the door knob or lever handle set has become loose, there can be a number of causes.

Common Causes

  • Striped Screws
  • Worn or Bent Hardware
  • Worn Spindle on a Mortise Assembly
  • Striped or Improperly installed Mortise Lock
  • Worn Adams-Rite Latch System

Lock Just Spins
Depending on the style of lock you are having issues with, each type has their own reason’s for the lock cylinder spinning.

Common Reasons

  • The tail piece on the lock is broken or misaligned
  • The (mortise) Set Screw has come loose or has fallen out
  • Lock Cylinder is Broken and Needs Repair

Door key is not working properly
If your door key is not working and you are locked out call a locksmith immediately. If you have the door open and have access to it, below are the common causes for the key not to work.

  • Bent Lock Pin
  • Broken Lock Spring(s)
  • Bent Key
  • Lock Cam could Be Worn or Improperly Installed
  • Poor Installation of the Lock

Slow or Sticky Lock
Exterior and heavy use locks can wear out and grime up faster than an ordinary lock. The interior parts can wear prematurely and the gaps in the lock can load up with dirt and grime cause delayed or stick when used. I would start with quality graphite spray, if that doesn’t help call a mobile locksmith for a rebuild.

Broken Key in Lock
Mistakes happen and sometimes keys get broken off in locks on accident and in rare cases on purpose. A locksmith can come out and extract the broken key and repair the damaged lock if necessary. Many times the lock can be saved with minimal cost to the client.

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