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    entry lock disabled question

    i have a old quickset lock that needs to look right but not lock anymore.. anyone got some ideas?
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    Simplest/cheapest method is to glue/epoxy the locking knob{the small one you turn to lock/unlock} another is to pull it apart and from the locking knob{again the small one} cut off the rod {not the semi-circle rod} that engages the lock mechanism...hope it helps
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    Larry,

    Once you remove the two screws and look inside you will see that it is easy to do what you want. As usual Ken has a good answer.

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    JimB

    ps If you have any questions I will take one apart and PM the pics to you. I think I have several of them. I will send you one or more to play with if you wish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Larry,

    Once you remove the two screws and look inside you will see that it is easy to do what you want. As usual Ken has a good answer.

    Enjoy,
    JimB

    ps If you have any questions I will take one apart and PM the pics to you. I think I have several of them. I will send you one or more to play with if you wish.
    thanks jim but i will get this done without samples i thought it was possible just wanted to refresh my memory its getting dusty thats how i thought i had one long time ago ken. thanks again
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    Randi locking you in or out of a room and getting tired of it????????????
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    Larry, if you open the lock, there should be a series of pins that are spring loaded to fit the key...... when a lock is re-keyed they just change those pins to fit the key, so removing those pins should disengage the lock.
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