how to loosen a stiff lock

How to Loosen a Stiff Lock

Lucy Lüse
Lucy Lüse

What is a Stiff Lock?

Understanding the Common Causes of Stiff Door Locks

Scenarios Contributing to a Stiff Lock

Scenario 1 – Door Alignment as the Problem

Reasons for Misalignment of a Lock and Door

How to Realign a Door

Scenario 2 – When the Lock is the Issue

Reasons Why a Door Lock Can Stop Working

How to Effectively Loosen a Stiff Lock

Cleaning Your Door Lock

The Use of Powdered Graphite

The Use of Pencil

Lubricating the Stiff Lock

What NOT to Do When Dealing with a Stiff Lock

Avoid Using Sharp Tools for Picking the Lock

Steer Clear of Applying Excessive Force like Hammers or Mallets

Be Cautious of Using Petroleum-Based Lubricants like Motor Oil or WD-40

Key Takeaways

Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Should I Lubricate My Door Lock?

Can Household Items be Used to Loosen a Stiff Lock?

Is it Necessary to Replace a Stiff Lock?

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