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wobbly door lock

Postby trisarahtops » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:33 pm


My front door has a (yale type) lock on it and the panel on the outside of the door where you insert the key has a lip that you have to grab in order to shut the door as there is no doorhandle.
The panel at the front has become wobbly-is there an easy way to tighten it?
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:40 pm

"is there an easy way to tighten it?" Yes remove the lock body - usually 2 screws on the edge of the lock, this will expose the two fixing screws which hold the outside lock in place. Tighten and refit.
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