How to repair door lock – Cozysphere. Door lock maybe the most active part of the door, especially for you who actively lock the door, like me, I am so active everyday. I need to go here and there, back and forth, send my daughter to school then pick her up at the time she had finished the school. Yes, very active, thats why several times I had the problem with damaged door lock. The problems usually concerning with the loosing screw, the malfunction of inside part of the door lock so I can open the door easily, need extra effort just to open the door.
Based on my experience, the problems are simple, I mentioned below just for you to know the general problem you may be find in daily life
The simple problem of door lock
The loosen screw is a common things you find. It is the simple problem you may find, just take a screw driver and then fasten it. Using a cordless or corded electrical scredriver will really helpful since you just need to press the screwdriver chuck to the loosen screw. Dont forget to read the manual book of an electrical screw driver since this tools usualy come with various torsion, hence you can choose different setting usually from 1 – 15 different setting. This different setting you can use based on the material of the board. For example, fasten a screw to the hard wood of course need extra torsion. The right setting of torsion of your electrical screw driver will fasten the screw well, event you dont need to stop the trigger because the mechanical system of the screw driver will stop after the screw had been inserted well to the wood or wall.
Inside Part of Door Lock
Inside part of a door lock is a complex mechanisme, but it is actually easy to be understand, if you find the problem that you can open the door handle, I am pretty sure the problems comes from inside part, theese can be the lack of lubricating oil of the inside mechanics part, or any part that is not settled correctly. Small part of inside door lock can be loosen by the daily use, it is really a normal things since you use door lock everyday. If the pen roblem is the lack of lubricating oil, then you need to lubricate the inside part with the right lubricating oil. You can use the lubricating oil for your sewing machine, it is almost the same characteristic.
When the problem is dealing with the lost of small part, here you actually can cope the problem easily, that is when you open the door lock from it is housing ( wood / door frame) be sure to check inside of the chamber for the door lock, I several times find the losing part was dropped and so fortunate I find in the chamber of the door lock. Find this small but important part then fixing it to the part where it should be.
Repairing a door lock is easy if the problem is just like what I had shared above, but if your problem comes from the complex damaged part, then the best solution for you may be you need to replace with a new one. Come to the home depot and find the right door lock, you can buy only the inside part ( a set). Not to forget to do your DIY in a safely manner.