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Put tumbler in Al series door handle works great except when unlocking with the key it is hard to turn and feels rough

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I would do the following: first - spray some lubricant like WD40 into the key hole and put the key in and out a few times. Also lubricate the latch mechanism. If that doesnt do the trick I would back off the phillips head screws that hold the knob together a small amount and see if that does the trick. Finally, if the key is rough, you could use a little emery cloth to sand off the roughness. good luck.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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