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Sheila4467 11-05-2009 03:42 PM

Broken Lock/Manual Garage Door/Help!
My garage has a lock that takes a key to open, and then you turn a T shaped handle (where the key goes) to open it. My daughter broke off the key in the lock, and I would like to know if I can repair it, or do I have to get someone to do it for me?
I'm willing to try anything you suggest. With those metal bars that slide in and out of the side, to keep it from going up, got me stumped too.
My son thinks he can get the piece of key out of it, but if he can't, I want to be ready to work on it myself.
It's not that old, so I only want to replace the lock, (if possible) or maybe get the broken piece out, if I can. Any help would be wonderful, because we plan to go to the property where the garage is, this weekend.

(good thing it's in the middle of nowhere huh?) lol

Gary in WA 11-05-2009 06:03 PM

Both box store carry a few different ones, a common one:
Be safe, Gary

Thurman 11-05-2009 07:17 PM

GBR's correct. I also have bought "generic" lock/handle units from our local "Overhead Door" business when the ones from the box stores don't fit. Good Luck, David

Sheila4467 11-05-2009 08:10 PM

That's it!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

I will pick one up tonigt. My store is still open!

Your an Angel!

Looks easy too!!! (hope they can instruct me though)

Bless you both for the information, I'm so tickled that I got such a fast reply. Whooooo Hooooo!

Gary in WA 11-05-2009 08:38 PM

You are welcome! Enjoy:
Be safe, Gary

Sheila4467 11-06-2009 05:42 AM

WOW! Thank you!
I did copy the instructions, and will pick up one of the door locks today. (hope it's the right one) Thank you so much for the information, they only had 2 left so they are saving one for me at Lowe's. At least I get to go down to the property with something to try out.

Thurman 11-06-2009 03:00 PM

Sheila, please keep us posted on your progress with this project.
It does sound as if you may be on the road to "Garage door handle happiness". And everyone knows that a Happy Woman means : Well, everyone is happy! Good Luck, David

Sheila4467 11-07-2009 02:43 AM

I will indeed keep you posted! You are so right about "Momma" being happy, caus if she ain't, no one is happy! hehehe

Not really, although my 3 sons, and 1 daughter, can borrow my tools, they find it hard to actually use them. Of course, like a good mom, I MADE them learn how to use them correctly, but only because I wanted them back in one piece.

I so value home repair, and learning how to DIY. You can't ask for better than that!!!

Rest asure, I will win over this garage door lock.

(It's the WHEN that bothers me)

Never give up!

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