Thursday, February 2, 2012

Front door lock trouble. pvc multipoint lock problems solved

Sometimes you hear a crunching sound.
When you try to open or lock your front door,
there is no movement of the door handle
which tells you the lock is jammed and broken. These are the type of front door locks where you require to lift up the door handle to engage the  lock before turning the key to lock the door.   These locks are easy to replace when you are supplied with the correct one.
We supply all makes of PVC door lock, we can advise you or your handyman how to fit them.   If required we will arrange for the lock replacement at a very reasonable charge. In some  cases part of the lock mechanism or gearbox can be replaced without  replacing the complete lock.

Many people who contact us tell us that their multipoint  lock  make is ISEO, this is a common make of lock cylinder (or barrel) and not the make
of multipoint lock which is separate from the cylinder. The cylinder seldom is the source of the problem.  It has to be removed before  the full multipoint lock is removed, see details of how you remove your cylinder on our web page. 

Front door handles often ware out and break as well, these can be replaced separately to the cylinder lock or the multipoint lock, we supply all the door handles that you lift to lock also, please contact us on 021 488 3131. or look us

The following are some of the multipoint locks we supply complete and in parts. Gu, Ferco, Roto, Lockmaster, Fx, ACB, KFV, Avocet, Yale, Mila,
Fuhr, Millenco & Maco. ERA 

Give me a call on 087 2577 649 or 021 488 3131  and your problems will be solved.


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  3. Thanks for helping much problem solved John, will contact you tomorrow for another door, you are a trust worthy trader, highly recommended.



  4. He you to John in Dublin, thanks for the kind comments, I was glad to offer help over the phone and get you supplied with the correct replacement lock cylinder and keys. I have done the awkward work myself and been in many tight corners with locks etc so I can help people out of difficulty most of the time, even if it is to convince them what is possible and what is not and so avoid making a bad situation worse. I will have to brush up on my Chinese, luckily your english was good.

  5. Good work! Repairing any lock problems are no joke and it's good that you can fix it by yourself.

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  6. I also have trouble with my front door lock, what should I do for it?

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  7. For front door multipoint lock problems, I have found the following steps the most effective way to get them sorted
    1 You have to get the door open
    Then work the complete locking procedure with the door open, observe what is going on with the the lock and handles. If there are problems remove the lock completely from the door and check the workings out of the door.

    2 Once you see where the problem is, replace the broken item, it may be the multi-point lock gearbox in which case you install a new one. Email me pictures to if you need more advice.

    Sometimes a good oiling will sort the problems, it is important not to lock the door closed if you have a problem in the lock gearbox or locking points as this may lead to major and unnessary difficulty in getting the door open again.