Hello /diy/. I rarely go here so I'll keep it straight; the key to my parents' bedroom snapped in half and is stuck in the keyhole, and we've been looking for a way to get the key out. My parents can go in and out of the room by the window, but that's certainly not convenient. Any way to get the piece of key out? Or any way to get the door open at all?
Got a better view of the knob? most bedroom door knobs can be removed entirely and replaced with a new one in about 10 minutes. if nothing else, once the knob is out, the bolt can be worked with a screwdriver.
Who has a keyed lock on their bedroom? Where do you live OP?
If you have a door with non removeable or accessible hinge pins then you're probably going to have to drill out the cylinder and replace the lock.
So you know it's not a mortise lock?
Regardless of what side the door you're on, if the lock is inside the door body you can't key it to control, ya know, cus it broke off in the lock.
And ah interior door is more than likely going to have a key operating mortise lock rather than a latch or slam lock, like a front door would.
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Go in through the window remove the trim screws,trim and bottom thru bolt. Pull the scalp out and replace the entire assembly or just the cylinder. There's also the option of pushing the broken key deeper and use the other half of the broken key or a lock pick set to engage whatever tumblers are not being engaged to release the tumbler but that's only useful to gain entrance to replace the lock.
I guess it's hereditary. Do your parent genuinely use the window to get into and out of their own room?
Screws like I've circled typically hold a trim plate from the inside of the door. after removing that trim plate, you can typically disengage the lock. also, if the key broke in, you can push/pull on the key inside and tension with something (wiper blade, screwdriver) to get it open.
How about you try something before coming over and start calling other people retarded when you can't even figure simple shit out yourself?
OP has a Euro profile lock. It's held in place with a screw from the face of the door. You can't remove the cylinder with the door closed.
No, OP has an American door-knob lock.
If he had a eurocylinder, he'd have the additional problem that the bolt sticks out from the cylinder in the default, no-key, state, so the only way to get it out is with the door open and a working key.
HSS bit, drill the lock to fuckery, use a screwdriver to do the rest.
I've gotten through several jammed or busted locks this way.
Or, as otherwise suggested, smash the door open. Probably hollowcore, you could walk through it if so.
Yes. There is a special tool for pushing the piece of key out of the lock. In Australia its a controlled tool though. Fucking stupid for what is basically just a 26gdrawing needle.
Unfortunately you probably need a locksmith unless you want to drill out the lock.
Call a fucking locksmith, they'll handle it quickly and easily.
You don't have to /diy/ everyfucking thing, and sometimes /diy/ ends up more expensive than calling a pro. For example I rebuild motorcycle and auto engines but when I need a key cut to a lock I fucking call a locksmith.