key spins in lock

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Old 03-11-07, 10:25 PM
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key spins in lock

the cylinder dead bolt to my front door just stopped working. i assume it is an old lock and is the type to use a key from the inside and outside. when i try to turn the key from the outside, it just spins and spins. however, on the inside it still locks. i currently have no way into my house because of this since i live on the second story of a townhouse and the backdoor has a safety bar and there are no windows. is the only way to get inside to call a locksmith?
 
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Old 03-12-07, 11:43 PM
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Yes....call a locksmith. You have a broken tailpiece or it is disconnected.

Lock will require drilling and replacing.
 
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