Stuck Deadbolt Lock

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After a long day of work, you return home and find you can’t open your front door. A stuck deadbolt lock can be a frustrating discovery. This is a common problem between seasons because extreme weather changes can cause the house foundation to shift and doors to misalign.  The door shifting may cause the deadbolt to be caught under the door’s weight.

Try the following methods to free the deadbolt:

If the door is still stuck, you will have to use a mallet to remove the hinges and take down the door. Once the door is removed, you can check to see if the problem is a broken deadbolt or unaligned door. If you’ve freed the door, you take the following steps to prevent a pressure problem in the future.

Preventing a Stuck Deadbolt Due to Pressure

This should prevent the door from becoming stuck in the future. You should also check for rusting on the latch plate because the rough parts may catch the bolt. If you need to have your lock replaced, a locksmith is just a phone call away with TalkLocal.   Go to the TalkLocal website to fill out a short request form and get connected with a local locksmith in 90 seconds!

2 Responses to “Stuck Deadbolt Lock”

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  2. Andre Beluchi says:

    Oh, I remember having an issue with a stuck deadbolt. My wife even helped me out by giving several objects to pry it open. We ended up using a knife, a credit card, and even chisel. Our entire morning was spent like that until we ended up getting a locksmith to help us open the stuck deadbolt.

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