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- Can I connect a broken key again to reopen a door?
Once you realize your key is broken, just stop trying to unlock the door. You could end up just pushing the broken part into the lock further. Don’t try to get it out with foreign objects – just call your local locksmith!
- How long does it take to extract a broken key from a lock?
It should take only about 30 minutes if you bring in an experienced locksmith. You could waste valuable time if you try to do it yourself.
- Do I have to rekey my locks after a key breaks off in it?
Nope! Your lock should continue working just fine if the key is extracted by a professional.
- My key broke in the lock. Do I need to replace the lock?
The good news is you do not have to replace the lock…if you call a locksmith to complete an extraction. If you try to extract the key yourself, however, you could damage the lock.
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