Locksmith Widnes 07967 778940

Need a Locksmith in Widnes or Emergency Locksmith in Widnes then call Derek on 07967-778940 Lockkeys Locksmith Widnes provide services in the following areas of Widnes all we can reach within the hour. We will provide you with a no obligation quote so if you need a locksmith in widnes give us a ring we provide 24 hour locksmiths in Widnes and the following areas:

Bold Heath,Cronton,Cuerdley Cross,Ditton,Farnworth,Great Sankey,Hough Green, Penketh.


Emergency Locksmith Widnes 07967 778940

Locked out in Widnes then call Locksmith Widnes on 07967 778940 for a free no obligation quote and fast response, we can be with you within 45 minutes of your call to help you get back into your premises and with charges from just £53 during the day we are one of the most competitively priced Widnes Locksmiths .

Emergency Locksmith Widnes carry a vast amount of stock and equipment so we can get you back into your property fast and efficiently and if the need arises that you need to change your locks for any reason we can do this for you.

Troubleshooting Guide UPVC Doors


We at Locksmiths Widnes quite often are asked to attend both Commercial and Domestic properties where there is a problem with a UPVC Door either not locking, jammed shut, or unable to close, some of these problems could be prevented and so we have put together this troubleshooting guide so customers can better identify what is wrong with their UPVC Door.


Five Main Components of a UPVC Door


There are essentially 5 main components to a Upvc door, beside the door itself there are the (A) Handles (B)Hinges (C) Euro Cylinder (D) Multipoint lock gearbox, Hooks and Rollers (E) lock Keeps.


On the next pages we will describe for our customers common problems that can arise with the individual components.


Upvc Door Handles

There are normally not many problems caused by door handles failing however Locksmiths Widnes sometimes get a call to say that my door handles are loose or my door handles are spinning around.


If you find that your door handles are loose then try and tighten the screws on the handle to see if that solves the problem, they can come loose over time, if this does not work then check the area where the handle meets the faceplate if its this part thats loose then you will need to replace the handles at some point before the handle comes away from the faceplate.


There are many different types of handles and sizes so the easiest way of replacing yours would be to take off one of the handles and take it to a shop that supplies handles to ensure you get the right size  alternatively call a locksmith for a quote.


If your handles are spinning around on both sides of the door  then this could indicate a problem with the multi-lock gearbox which you may need to replace again I would suggest calling Locksmiths Widnes for a free quote.


Euro Cylinder

Locksmiths Widnes  often get calls where the problem seems to be the Euro Cylinder which is found at the bottom of the handles and is the part where the key fits in, it is this part that locks everything in place. If you find that the key is getting difficult to put into the lock then check another key first preferably an original as it could be that one key is worn or has not been cut correctly, if this is the same then it could be that your euro cylinder needs replacing again it may be worth asking a locksmith for a quote to replace your euro cylinder.


If your door is locked and the euro cylinder is just spinning around then this would again indicate that your euro cylinder as failed and needs replacing again we would suggest getting a quote from a locksmith as the lock would need to be removed safely doing this yourself could possibly damage other parts of the multilock which cost a lot more to repair than the euro cylinder itself.

If the euro cylinder is not moving at all or not moving much then this could indicate a problem with the multi-lock gearbox we suggest getting a quote from a locksmith as the euro cylinder may need to be removed before checking the function of the multi-lock gearbox itself which may need to be replaced.

Upvc Door Hinges

Over time you may find that your door is catching the frame when closing your Upvc door this may be because the door has dropped. Basically Upvc doors are very heavy and over time the strain on the door hinges may cause the door to drop a few millimetres which can affect the function of the door.

To check if this is the cause look at the top corners of your door you should see a line where the door is jointed, now look at the frame again you should see a line where the frame is jointed as a basic rule these lines should match up, if the door line is lower than the frame line then your door has dropped.

If this is the case then you will need the door adjusting and possibly the hinges and keeps on the side of the door which accept the multipoint lock hooks and rollers, and please also bear in mind that if over time locking the door has become worse, then the probability is that your multipoint gearbox has suffered wear and tear and we would suggest that you replace this at the same time as adjusting your door.

Although the adjusting of doors appears easy when seen on youtube, believe me when I say it isn't otherwise why would you need installers and locksmiths. For example their are a number of different types of hinges including flag and butt hinges, the one displayed in the photo is a flag hinge and this can be adjusted to pull the door up/down and in/out. We would suggest because of the work involved getting a quote from a locksmith.


Multipoint Lock- Gearbox, Hook and Rollers

The above pictures show the components of a multipoint lock which are the gearbox,hooks and or rollers the gearbox is fitted inside the door where your handles go through, you don't actually see this once inside the door however it is the part that controls the hooks and rollers when you lift the handle they come out and when you push the handles down they go back in.


If the gearbox fails in the locked position then you will need a locksmith to open the door for you and replace the gearbox or the full multipoint lock. Quite often a combination of the door dropping and bad fitting of the lock keeps means that it becomes harder to lift the handle and lock the door,  this puts more strain on the gearbox and eventually it will fail.


Occasionally but not very often it is the hooks and rollers that fail, if this happens and the door is in the locked position again you will need a locksmith to open the door for you and change the full multipoint lock.

If your door is becoming hard to lock or the handles are becoming harder to lift up, then:

One way of checking if you multipoint lock is on its way out is by opening the door and whilst in this position lift the handles up, if this is easy then it could be that its just your door and or keeps that need adjusting. If however it is still hard to lift the handles then it would appear that you multipoint lock is the problem.

Multipoint Door Lock Keeps

Above is a picture of a Multipoint Door Lock keep which is for hooks and rollers, the hole is where a hook would fit and above this is where the roller would fit locking your door at multi points hence the name multipoint door lock.

If having checked your door is locking when open but is not working properly when you lift the handles when the door is shut the the likelihood is that the door has dropped and either that or the keeps need adjusting.

However occasionally screws can come loose so check the keep for any loose screws as it could be this that is affecting the non locking of your door, please remember that their are different types of lock keeps the one pictured above is a full piece keep however yours could be in two or more pieces.

If you're keeps need adjusting then Locksmiths Widnes advise getting a quote from a locksmith as this can be a time consuming task which if not done right could further damage you multipoint lock.


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