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Old 09-26-2017, 10:23 AM   #1
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Compartment locks

I can't get the key into 4 of my compartment locks. Any ideas?
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:29 AM   #2
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I can't get the key into 4 of my compartment locks. Any ideas?
WD-40?
I often have to squirt a little in where the key goes after a period of time to get the flap to move out of the way far enough for the key to go in.
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:48 PM   #3
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Have the keys been cut? When my DW and I picked up our new trailer a few months ago, the storage compartment keys they handed me didn't work. I quickly discovered that the reason why was because they handed me blanks. They had to quickly hunt around for another set, which isn't hard since 751s are all pretty much the same.
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:05 PM   #4
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There is a little "cover" that is inside the cylinder. When you insert the key the cover is supposed to move to the side. This is intended to keep out the elements. I think you just need to lube them. Mine are doing the same thing.
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:12 PM   #5
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WD-40 to get them to work, initially. Then, after it begins to work well, squirt in some graphite lock lube (powder). The graphite does an excellent job of keeping everything working, so you don't go through this again.
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:01 PM   #6
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I did the WD 40 on all of them and still not able to work.
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:02 PM   #7
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I did the WD40 but still not working
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:22 PM   #8
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What type of lock is it? Cam lock with a flat key?

I had issues with mine. I bought in winter and they had power washed it for an rv show. It took both lock de-icer and graphite to get them open.

I had bought new cam locks anyway and ended up hitting the little cover with a screw driver and then spraying graphite in to get the key jammed in. I had to turn hard and thought I was going to break the key but it finally broke free. It helps to know which direction to turn it first.
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Old 09-26-2017, 06:35 PM   #9
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What type of lock is it? Cam lock with a flat key?

I had issues with mine. I bought in winter and they had power washed it for an rv show. It took both lock de-icer and graphite to get them open.

I had bought new cam locks anyway and ended up hitting the little cover with a screw driver and then spraying graphite in to get the key jammed in. I had to turn hard and thought I was going to break the key but it finally broke free. It helps to know which direction to turn it first.
Unlocked, turn to the right to unlock.
Locked, turn to the left to lock.

Or that is what my Wildcat requires which presumes all are installed as mine are... sorry.
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Old 09-26-2017, 06:44 PM   #10
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Please I am sure that you have but you have tried them both sides of the key the locks are not always the same direction. Also wiggle them a little as you try to insert the key. Just a thought. they can be hateful.

CH 751 keys??
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