It is necessary to know how to change the lock cylinder since there is always a time when you have to change your cam lock
and its cylinder, no matter your lock is the pin tumbler lock or the tubular cam lock
. You will have no need to ask locksmiths for help once you know how to change your cam lock. In this way, both time and money are saved.
Cautions for changing lock cylinders
Before starting installing the new lock cylinder of your cam lock
, the new lock cylinder need to be lubricated with the lubricant special for the cam lock cylinder. Then the lock cylinder of the cam lock needs to be rotated with its key.
The screws of the lock cylinder need to be fixed tightly. Otherwise the loosened screws can make the door not opened smoothly.
The first advice is choosing a lock cylinder of your cam lock
which has the same size as the old one's. In such a situation, the position of the lock cylinder should be ensured and then the screw of the lock cylinder needs to be unscrewed. With the key of the cam lock, the lock cylinder can be pulled out from the lock. Finally, to ensure the right size of the new lock cylinder, the size of the old lock cylinder needs to be measured.
The second advice is installing the lock cylinder into your cam lock after selecting the new cylinder. Though the processes of the assembly and the disassembly are quite similar, people need not screw screws too tightly during the installation, or the handle of the door can be hard to be opened.
In the preparation of changing the lock cylinder installed in the cam lock
, both the budget of changing the lock cylinder and the methods of changing the lock cylinder need to ensured. The budget, actually, is of secondary importance to change the lock cylinder of the cam lock
since only changing the lock cylinder in a right way can guarantee the security of users. The last step is checking the operating condition of the cam lock
with its new lock cylinder. It should be noticed that the door which the cam lock installed in should be kept opened in the process of checking the operating condition of the cam lock as a whole.
In fact, it is easy to change the lock cylinder of the cam lock
. Everyone can do this by disassembling all the screws of the lock handle and then scrutinize the structure of the lock. All in all, the whole process of changing the lock cylinder is supposed to be extremely careful. Otherwise the wrong operation can impede the installation and the normal operation of the cam lock
with the new cylinder. As a result, the door might even be opened by the others without the key.