How to remove a key that has broken in the lock: 5 tricks to avoid dismantling everything

Small accidents can happen anywhere and on a daily basis. Sometimes due to poor maintenance, due to manufacturing defects or too much haste. One of the most common accidents is that of keys breaking and getting stuck in the lock .×165&!2&btvi=1&fsb=1&dtd=19765

The worst part of this problem is that if it happens with the house keys, the solution cannot be postponed. Before calling a locksmith, you can try these tricks to remove a broken key in the lock without having to dismantle everything .

First trick

You only need a very strong magnet. If the key is stuck in the vertical position, it will be very simple to remove it.

Put some lubricant on it, then take the magnet and place it on the key to allow it to have an effect. The key should stick to the magnet and come off easily.

Second trick

You need needle-nose pliers or scissors with very thin tips. Lubricate the area around the key, then grasp the end of the key protruding from the lock with pliers or scissors.

Try to remove the key, being very careful. Perform this movement little by little, without pulling forcefully: you would run the risk of inserting the key further into the lock.×280&!5&btvi=2&fsb=1&dtd=16511

If the key broke in the lock, but the door remained open, you can try one of the following tricks .

First trick

If the key is stuck with the door open, look for keys with a very thin tip and from the opposite side (i.e. inside the house) insert one of the tips of the scissors until it comes into contact with the key.

Push inwards to help the key come out completely. If you can’t get it all out, you can help yourself with pliers to extract it completely.

Second trick

The trick is similar to the previous one, but instead of using scissors, we will use another key.

Inserting it into the internal lock will push the stuck key outward.

Third trick

It was all the rage on social media precisely because it was so effective. The key must be in a vertical position. Heat a piece of silicone with a lighter until it melts. Immediately put the loose silicone on the lock, where the stuck key is.

Press firmly for a minute, until the silicone cools. Then pull the silicone back to help the key come out. Do not pull hard to prevent the silicone from cracking.

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