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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:52 am 
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Hi guys.

New to the forum and pretty new to DIY.

I have a Yale night latch that when snapped shut, the handle drops and doesn't sit horizontal. I've taken the lock off and had a look inside but can't figure the issue.

It started (I think) after repeated abuse from our dog who jumped up and repeatedly pawed that lock!

Any help or pointers would be great.

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TBH I would be inclined to change it, since you don't see "yale lock spares *" on line. You only need to change the lock, not the barrel (The bit the key goes into) Not to mention the hassle and grief trying to do the almost impossible.
Make sure you get the same model of lock as the one you have, don't get one "similar" as chances are it will not fit.


* Ok, yes you do, but they all want to sell parts for alarms, safes, spare keys, not spare parts for a lock.

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someone-else wrote:
TBH I would be inclined to change it, since you don't see "yale lock spares *" on line. You only need to change the lock, not the barrel (The bit the key goes into) Not to mention the hassle and grief trying to do the almost impossible.
Make sure you get the same model of lock as the one you have, don't get one "similar" as chances are it will not fit.


* Ok, yes you do, but they all want to sell parts for alarms, safes, spare keys, not spare parts for a lock.



Thanks for that. What's likely happened inside the lock for this to happen? I'm just thinking the same might happen again with our dog so as the lock works ok just leave it until it's really gone bad. Couldn't see any unique numbers on the lock except when I opened it. On the plate that sits inside, (not the one on the door the one inside the lock that comes off with it), there was some numbers there. Would that be the serial number?

Thanks again for your help.


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Some pics might help.
It's broken something inside, probably one of the "levers" (for want of a better word) that push the plate that holds the actual catch. Does the handle only work when turned one way now?

As said, it's easiest to just replace it.


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Bagheera27 wrote:
What's likely happened inside the lock for this to happen?


Something has broken or bent, but you can't get a replacement part for it. (Unless you take it from another identical lock............)

As said picture would help.

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Is the latch tight/binding in the striking plate?

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Has it been slammed with the nib out ? If the nib isn't going all the way into the striker it holds the spring under compression and the handle flops about or the lever on the back of the handle has come loose (pressed in place)

there easy to take apart 2 screw to take the lock off, one/two in the back and your in

The night latches come in 3 sizes the standard (60mm) and the stub (40mm) are the most common and are cheap to replace

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