Both of my kwikset locks will not let me enter with the keys that were keyed for the locks initially, very strange, just wondering what is happening or if something can be fixed.
If these are the sort of locks that allow you to insert a special pin and re-code the lock to use different keys, it is possible that the keys were not inserted properly when the locks were "programmed." Try inserting the key not quite all the way and turning it.
If these are NOT programmable locks, you may have debris in the keyhole. Can you insert the keys all the way in? If not, I would say something is blocking part of your key channel.
Sometimes keys are poorly cut. Try applying moderate tension, (that is, twist the key after you insert it part-way, as though you were unlocking the lock), and zipping the key in and out of the lock channel as you turn it.
Lastly, are you CERTAIN those are the right keys? Could someone have played a prank on you and switched them?
When I was in Law Enforcement, I was aware that burglars would sometimes switch keys when they had access to them: At parties, coat-check rooms, etc. Kwikset keys are everywhere and it would be easy to swap them so the owner wouldn't realize they had been switched. Sometimes repairmen called to the home would do this so they could return later and rob the place. Or worse.
I would swap those locks out ASAP if there is ANY possibility this could be the case. Your safety and your belongings are worth the cost and hassle.
Best of luck to you.
Apr 02, 2010 |