Mr. Pinball Tip:

If security is not a problem and your lock doesn't have a key, but the lock is unlocked, remove the screw or nut at the inside end of the lock and pull out the lock cylinder. On the cylinder you will find recessed little brass tumblers and springs. Remove the tumblers and springs. Reassemble the lock and now you can use the lock just to keep the door closed, and just use any key or a screwdriver to open and close it. For this to work well the latch must close firmly, or the lock may continually fall open. If the lock continues to fall open you may be able to adjust the rotation or position of the latch so that the lock falls to locked position rather than to unlocked.
Tip Archive

New tips are welcome and encouraged. Tips will be credited to those who contribute. If you would like to submit a tip click here.

For more information you may contact us by email, or by email form.
Go to: Home page, Photo Gallery, Classified Ads, Repair Tip of the Day, The Pinball Collector Register, Advertisers List, Site Map
© Copyright Mr. Pinball 2017. All Rights Reserved.