Avi Schenk of BY Locks and Keys LLC sent me these Fixed-it Friday photos of the damage to a Schlage deadbolt caused by students trying to remove a broken key that was stuck in the lock. The students were able to get the key out, and Avi replaced the deadbolt.
Note: This is not the recommended fix for broken key problems.
(Almost) good as new!
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Wait- This isn’t the right way to do it?
Hi Lloyd! Isn’t this what you recommend?? 🙂
Yes! The 24oz framing hammer should be included in the broken key extractor set. Either end may be used 🙂
The DARN thing is if they got the key out… this will be the thing they do the NEXT TIME a key is broken in a lock!!!
I thought about that too, Kevin! I can’t even imagine what tool they were using. 😐
Whatever it was….It got the key out!!!
That must be a Classroom function deadbolt.
If it’s at a School. Right?
Hi Charlie –
I’m not sure what function this deadbolt is, but a classroom function deadbolt would be a good guess.
What on earth were they doing? I can see how a broken key might be assisted out with some bouncing of the pins by tapping/rapping up from the bottom of the lock… but this looks utterly crazy.
I agree! I have no idea what they were doing!