Thanks Neal. This is very similar to what I have. He is talking about how to pick such a door lock. I am going to go through it carefully to pick up any insight about why my key may be stuck.Any chance you can just push it thru from the other side.
I found this but i have no sound so i don't know what he is saying
Likely a foreign object in there with it. Even an insect could jam things up.Thanks Neal. This is very similar to what I have. He is talking about how to pick such a door lock. I am going to go through it carefully to pick up any insight about why my key may be stuck.
Thanks Bob. I am going to try your interesting suggestion. I am able to wiggle the key forward, backward, and sideways relative to the cylinder. I am also able to turn it counter clockwise which turns the latch (the one with the sloping surface -- not the deadbolt). But I am not able to turn it clockwise that will move the deadbolt.Thanks Neal. That's different. When something is stuck lubrication often helps, but it might flow into where you would want it if the door were laying down.
I have also used compressed air to help get the lubricant into where I need it.
If you happen to have something like an engraving tool that vibrates at a high speed you could attach a string to pull while vibrating that key.
Does the key rotate and is the the normal up position where the key should come out.
I've never seen a requirement in any of the codes to require that doors be able to be open without a key. After that requirement certainly seems like it would make it very easy for people to break into her home and had glass in the door or had sidelights. Somebody could easily break the glass reach thru and open the door if no keys were required.No codes to quote, but when I purchased my last set of door knobs they allowed exit without any attention to the lock, just turn the knob. My thoughts were they want people exiting in an emergency to be able to get out, period. No searching for the key.