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Offline BrianK

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Re: Key stuck
« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2019, 05:40:05 pm »
I didn't pay,  it wasn't ready.  He took it apart again because the key would only come out when it was turned all the way to the right, it was stuck in the switch in the lock position  ;D
I let him know he disassembled it a 2nd time for nothing lol.  I'll ask him tomorrow when I pick it up what might of caused this to happen and I'm sure his reply will be user error..... I'll update tomorrow....

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Re: Key stuck
« Reply #76 on: January 24, 2019, 05:46:13 pm »
That is what I thought the 'brass piece of debris' looked like in your first disassembly. This is good news in that you now know what caused it and can fix it with certainty; this one should not come back to bite you in the butt.

Brian
Wow.....well I was in the clear until you posted this..... now I'm sure to get the "you're in the clear" Whammy!    ;D

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Re: Key stuck
« Reply #77 on: January 24, 2019, 08:23:27 pm »
I didn't pay,  it wasn't ready.  He took it apart again because the key would only come out when it was turned all the way to the right, it was stuck in the switch in the lock position  ;D
I let him know he disassembled it a 2nd time for nothing lol.  I'll ask him tomorrow when I pick it up what might of caused this to happen and I'm sure his reply will be user error..... I'll update tomorrow....

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Re: Key stuck
« Reply #78 on: January 25, 2019, 06:17:26 pm »
Ok time to put this story to bed.  I picked up my lock today and it works fine.  The total bill was $74 which is more than I expected , the labor rate is $92/hr (I didn't know this) and they charged me 3/4 hr labor. This is a lot less than this fiasco could of cost me so overall I'm happy and thanks to everyone on this site who helped. 
  Unfortunately the guy who fixed my lock wasn't there so I didn't find out the cause of the broken wafer or if it's common

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Re: Key stuck
« Reply #79 on: January 26, 2019, 04:56:08 pm »
Ok time to put this story to bed.  I picked up my lock today and it works fine.  The total bill was $74 which is more than I expected , the labor rate is $92/hr (I didn't know this) and they charged me 3/4 hr labor. This is a lot less than this fiasco could of cost me so overall I'm happy and thanks to everyone on this site who helped. 
  Unfortunately the guy who fixed my lock wasn't there so I didn't find out the cause of the broken wafer or if it's common

Glad you got it fixed...
Bummed about the $$ thing tho.. but I guess its normal... everyone wants the Pie$$ , seems they should have given you some ballpark $ figure, I would have had to ask them before letting them run wild...

I'm kind of lucky here in my small town, I have people that do business a bit differently (yeah, I know, old fashioned etc...) but some things done by locals, for locals, that have known and used them for years, get perks... and word of mouth advertising at local watering holes and such.

I think you did well to find the initial cause, now enlist someone that may be able to really fix it, in a matter of minutes for you, with the assembly in hand..

Locksmiths are hard to find anymore, I have 2 local ones, that have passed the business' down from grandfather, to son, and now grandson... they can do in 5 minutes what it would take me an hour, and make it work.
best of luck.

I guess my thoughts on 5 minutes really don't relate to a clock as much as some bussiness' do.

anywho, glad it's perking...
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Re: Key stuck
« Reply #80 on: January 29, 2019, 11:23:08 pm »
Ok time to put this story to bed.  I picked up my lock today and it works fine.  The total bill was $74 which is more than I expected , the labor rate is $92/hr (I didn't know this) and they charged me 3/4 hr labor. This is a lot less than this fiasco could of cost me so overall I'm happy and thanks to everyone on this site who helped. 
  Unfortunately the guy who fixed my lock wasn't there so I didn't find out the cause of the broken wafer or if it's common

Broken wafers are not common, but they do occur.   The cause is usually due to them being forced with an incorrect key, or someone trying to force the lock with a screwdriver etc.  I would suggest that this wouldn't happen if you (or previous owner?) left the stove knob in the cylinder all the time.

Regarding how much it cost to repair.  I would never quote on a job like this.  I would suggest our hourly rate and say that would probably cover it, but there is no way to really know what is going on until you get it apart.  Especially when it is a cylinder I have never seen before.  For example, I quoted a customer $600 to open their safe yesterday.  I'm only going to bill them about $200, but I need to prepare them for the worst otherwise I could be wasting both our time.

Also, as the locksmith probably doesn't have access to replacement wafers (every manufacturer is different), your locksmith either simply left it out or modified another manufacturers wafer to fit yours (ie. filed it to fit).