Thursday, October 20, 2011

How to Open(Release) Jammed and Change Circular Bedroom Lock Sets

A) To open (release) jammed Circular (Knob) Lock

This type of commonly used circular lock get jammed up rather often. In order to release the jammed lock, hold on to the center piece and turn the knob. The fingers holding the center locking piece must not move when you are turning the knob. The locking center should pop up to its' original position after this procedure.


B) Step By Step Procedure to change Circular (knob) locksets


First you will have to remove the old circular lockset. Use a nail or tool provided with the lockset to deoress the knob (lever) catch hole and slide (pull) the knob off the spindle.


This is how the lockset looks like after you remove the knob (lever)


Remove the two screws that hold the lockset to the door.


Pull out the other end of the knob.


Remove the screws that hold the latch unit to the door frame. Then pull out the latch unit.


The old lockset is completely removed from the door.


To install the new lock. use a nail to depress the knob catch hold and slide the knob out from the spindle.


Put the latch unit into the side cavity. Push the lockset into the round cavity of the door. Make sure that the lock housing engages with the latch prongs and the retractor interlocks with the latch bar. This is to ensure that the latch would move in or out  of the box strike whenever the knob is turned.


Depress the knob catch hole with a nail or tool provided with the lockset. Slide in the knob into the spindle. Install rose by snapping it in place or for some circular locks models, you just need to turn it clockwise until it touch the door. Your circular lockset is ready for use!

23 comments:

kucing said...

next time my house lock jammed i call you :P

Bananazஇ said...

Bro those *saw si loh* [locksmiths] makan sendiri out of biz hahaha.

Christine said...

you're so handy! Good work.

suituapui said...

Did that before, forgot already. Ya...next time, I'll call you too. LOL!!!

yvonne said...

Pete, I got one lock at home jammed already... tried the nail to deoress the knob but to no avail.

When are you coming over to my area? need help here. I belanja you assam laksa, maggi brand one, kekeke!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Next time anything i do not know, i look for u...

[SK] said...

oh, at times i have the jammed lock problem too.. and that is how exactly i did to release the lock, or else i would have been locked out outside the room~~ @_@"

Hayley said...

This looks abit complicated.. haha.. But good for you to share!

Small Kucing said...

thanks Pete :)

reanaclaire said...

I remember one case when my son was around 1year old.. accidentally locked from inside.. and we couldnt find the room key.. then hubby went to the window to climb in.. that time thank God the window key was reachable.. otherwise my son would be crying for hours! after that, no more these type of knobs.. very prone to jammed up one..

Yee Ling said...

Ooo..part time job...as locksmiths..hehehhehe.

Luciana said...

beside cooking, u boleh jadi handy manny :D

lena said...

in case of emergency, can call u or not?? LOL! your part time job??

ladyviral said...

my house lock always got problem... can come help me fix :p

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Uih? I thought this is a food blog?

Alice Phua said...

Uik....yes, just like Willie, I thought this is a food blog, mana tau also got household DIY stuff. ^_^ Yes, this will be useful when my husband is not around at home.

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Sheoh Yan said...

You are a true man, not only can cook, can do handy mandy too. Your wife is too lucky.

Merryn said...

u can jadi pencuri dy :P

where to get husband like u these days?

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lena said...

oh, hi again! i was surprised seeing your comment popped out in my blog, so coming back to chk!how are you?

Bananazஇ said...

Bro Pete still locked up in your room? Do you need us to call 911 to break open the door? Hope you get enough food & water supply help is on the way..

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