What do I do if my bike lock is jammed?
If there’s ice inside it will encourage it to melt. Breathing into the lock can be enough to melt any ice in there, or if it is possible, take the lock inside and allow it to warm up. This should then have solved your problem and you should be able to fully insert and twist the key to unlock your bike!
How do you break open a Kryptonite U lock?
Hold the angle grinder in both hands and slowly press the blade against one of the U-shaped sides of the Kryptonite U lock. Press the blade against the U-side locks until the blade cuts through. It could take anything between 15 seconds to several minutes to complete this task.
How do you unjam a combination bike lock?
So the first job is to loosen them with some WD-40! Hold the lock so the key hole is facing the floor and squirt WD-40 into the hole. This should dislodge any street gunk and allow it to drain out of the locking mechanism. Then turn the bike lock around so the hole is facing the upwards and insert the key.
How do you unlock a bike lock without a key?
A pair of wire cutters or a pair of bolt croppers/cutters should do the trick. This is one of the safest and easiest ways to remove a bike lock without keys. Using an angle grinder, you’ll be able to cut through any bike lock. If you have an angle grinder or other similar power tools, you may decide to use these.
Why is my lock not opening?
If the key won’t turn in the door lock, the problem could be dirt or dust in the cylinder causing the pins to be stuck in a partially raised position. If that’s the case, it may be an easy fix. You can spray dry lubricant into the keyway and then insert the key a few times to get the lubricant working.
How do you break a U shape lock?
If you need to break a U-lock, start by grabbing a basic ballpoint pen and removing the cap. Next, insert the tube of the pen into the U-lock keyhole. If the tube fits inside the keyhole, twist it inside the lock while pushing down firmly. Keep twisting until you feel or hear the lock unlock.
What can cut through U lock?
Hacksaws. Just like a pair of cable cutters, a hacksaw is cheap and pretty easy to carry around unnoticed. And just like the cable cutters, it will tear through a cable lock very easily. With enough time, a hacksaw will also cut through low quality u-locks and chains which tend to be made from thin, soft metal.
Is it OK to put WD40 in a lock?
The simple answer is you should not use WD40 to lubricate locks. WD-40 is one of the solvent-based lubricants and does not contain any lubricant and over time can make your lock even stickier by gumming the lock up.