Just bought my first place and I only have one set of keys. The doorknob and the deadbolt take the same key. The copy's I made work on the doorknob but the deadbolt won't budge. Any help would be appreciated!
If the key is freshly copied from a place of business … there is a chance that they cut it incorrectly and it has a hook or no ramp which will trap a pin tumbler and makes it damn near impossible to remove.
Another possibility is you are trying to remove it in the wrong position. Make sure the key is straight up and down. (Unless the knob was installed incorrectly).
Was it a locksmith? Or just hardware store Walmart?
I’m subleasing an apartment and lost my key yesterday. My roommate lent me her key (which is a copy of the original) and I got a copy of that from the hardware store. My copy isn’t working. The only roommate with the original key is in another state waiting out COVID-19, and the landlord will make me pay $40 for a new key. Can I “wear down” this copy or something to make it work?
All my other doors have the newer type of handles and deadbolts, all of which are kwikset and match each other. I’m trying to make this mortise lock on our front door match the kwikset keys.
I was not given a key to this lock by the previous owner. At the moment we only use the deadbolt on the door, which is the same matching kwikset key as our other doors.
So this is a non chip key so an all metal key will work if I can find one. Local locksmith made me a key using an ilco dw04rap blank but it is stupidly thick plastic. Add to that the car has 2 keys and just those 2 keys are thicker than the next 7 keys on my key ring.
If it was required due to being a chip key I would live with it but there is no good reason for them to be this thick.