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Nov

23

2022

Guide on How to Fix uPVC Door Locking Mechanism Problems

If your uPVC door locks have issues, pay attention, or your uPVC door may stop locking one day. Even if your door’s locking mechanism is sticking, you must get it checked and replaced to avoid having unsecured property.

Leaving the lock will typically increase expenses in the long run; a simple alignment adjustment issue can turn into a replacement job. You will learn how to adjust uPVC door locking mechanisms and the common problems associated with locking systems.

Common uPVC locking mechanism problems

Here we have listed the common locking system issues and what homeowners should do to solve them.

The stuck uPVC door mechanism

Unlubricated or broken hinges can lead to the sticking of the uPVC door lock mechanism; by inspecting the lock by taking it out, you will know what makes the lock system stick. You can do it by yourself or can call professional help.

If you want to do it yourself, inspect the hinges, lubricate them, and check if the problem is solved.

Loose door handle mechanism

It is a common problem you can easily solve at home. Find the barrels and the screw that holds the lock in place; tighten the screw with a screwdriver once found – it will tighten the loose handle, and your door should be working perfectly.

Broken gearbox

Do not try to force it to open if your uPVC door’s gearbox is broken; it may result in the breaking of both the lock and the door. Whatever the reason behind breaking the gearbox, you cannot fix it by yourself. It will require professional tools only locksmiths have; therefore, you will have to get help from them.

A faulty multi-point lock cylinder

It usually happens with lower-quality locks – either they have faulty cylinders or may break due to excess use. If the cylinder moves freely on inserting the key and turning it, but the door does not open nor closed – then the problem is not with the cylinder.
However, if the problem is with the cylinder, fixing it is relatively inexpensive. You can only buy and replace the cylinder instead of purchasing an entirely new locking mechanism.

Suggestions from Trade windows & doors

Never force the handle or lock

Forcing the lock or handle will not solve the problem but will cause additional issues like damaging the mechanism or the door handle – leading to unwanted damages and extra costs.

Do not just leave the lock unrepaired

Do not leave the lock unrepaired with the hope that it will be alright itself on warming up – it will be just a temporary solution to the problem. The problem will return as soon as it gets cold again.

Fixing a uPVC door lock mechanism as soon as possible is crucial to keep your property safe and secure.

Want to know more about uPVC french doors problems? Read further on how to adjust a uPVC french door.

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