A: As locks age over time, the pins in a lock cylinder tend to “wear” down causing
your keys to stick and forcing you to“jiggleor wiggle” the key in the lock to make it work.
Most likely the keys you were given have probably been “copied” several times and this,
plus pin wear, can cause your lock to act like it is breaking.
FAQs - Locksmithing Q & A / Q: Why do I have to wiggle my keys in the lock to make it work?
- Tammy S. San Francisco CA
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