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A uPVC door not opening when unlocked & stays locked shut is one of the most common door lock problems that MLA approved locksmiths come across, multipoint locks are easy for our locksmiths to repair.
Find out how a locksmith can help open your uPVC front door quickly, how much it will cost to open and also how long it will take to repair a uPVC door lock not opening.
If your uPVC door won’t open then a Master Locksmith specialising in uPVC lock repairs can open your door quickly, the problem is usually quite quick to solve such as the door dropping or the lock mechanism not working.
Common uPVC door problems a locksmith can help with:
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My uPVC Door is Sticking
A uPVC door that won’t open when unlocked usually means your door needs realigning OR the latch follower is broken. The solution will be either be door realignment or gearbox replacement.
The average price for a locksmith to repair a uPVC door that will not open is likely to cost from £100 which will include the locksmith’s labour cost.
In some instances it can be a simple fix; adjusting hinges, keeps or lubricate your uPVC door.
The price may increase if the uPVC lock mechanism has broken causing the door to fail so your lock mechanism will need replacing.
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It should take approx 30 minutes to fix a uPVC door that won’t open, although it can take longer if there are complications such as the multipoint lock hooks on the door not moving, so access is restricted to fix the lock.
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No you should NOT need a new door if your uPVC door won’t open, an MLA approved locksmith who is an expert with uPVC doors & multipoint locks can help.
Only if your door is very old and not fitted well could it be most cost effective to get a new door than spend money fixing the current one.
If your uPVC door won’t open from the inside or outside, the reasons for this could be:
If you are locked out or locked inside and your uPVC door won’t open we recommend you contact a local MLA approved locksmith to come and professionally sort out the problem for you.
What NOT to do when any uPVC door won’t will not open is the following:
Pro Tip: Trying to fix a uPVC door lock yourself is the worse thing to do.
To stop your uPVC door lock from not opening in the future we recommend the following:
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