(Topic ID: 241724)

Removing locks


By gliebig

84 days ago



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    #1 84 days ago

    Trying to install thumb locks on my coin doors. Most of them are a royal pain getting off. Is there some trick to this that I'm not getting?
    Even some without that locking washer aren't budging.
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    #2 84 days ago

    I assume you’re talking about the screw? Maybe a little penetrating oil but I’d worry about it dripping on the electronics. Maybe take the whole cylinder body off the door and hit with the oil or just change the whole mech?

    #3 84 days ago

    Take off the latch first the a screwdriver and then use a deep socket to take the lock out. I think its 13/16 inch or something like that.

    #4 84 days ago

    That looks brand-new... should come right off.

    #5 84 days ago

    The screw should be no problem. In my experience it is difficult to overly tension them. If its the nut I find a tube spanner works best.

    #6 84 days ago

    Might have to try a deep socket. Vice grips aren't working great.

    (My post was referring to the nut. The screw is no issue)

    #7 84 days ago

    How about channel locks? You should still be able to get a good grip even if nut is set back behind door lip and you get good leverage from length of the tool

    #8 84 days ago

    Tube spanner looks like the tool. Thanks for the tip. Should be able to get good torquage from that.

    #9 84 days ago

    7/8" deep socket. Was probably put on with an air gun at the factory so apply firm pressure. Vice grips can wear away the nut's edges so use cautiously as it can render the socket ineffective.

    #10 84 days ago

    Deep set socket is the best way! I've removed all of mine!!! For HUO those are a pain the the butt!!!

    #11 84 days ago

    Roger. Off to get the proper tool.

    #12 84 days ago

    Just finished all of them. Amazing what the proper tool can do.

    #13 84 days ago

    Those Happ Controls locks are put on super tight at the factory. I use a 7/8" deep well socket and they come right off.

    #14 84 days ago

    Locks on stern machines seem to be installed by jackhammer, I use a socket wrench, but even with that sometimes I feel like I'm going to rip it off it's hinges....

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