How to Get a Broken Key Out of a Lock

=== INTRO:
It can be frustrating when a key breaks off in a lock, but don’t panic. With a few basic tools, it is possible to remove the broken key and have the lock working again in no time. This article will explain how to remove a broken key from a lock.

Preparing to Remove the Key

Before attempting to remove the broken key, it is important to gather the right tools. A pair of needle nose pliers, a flat head screwdriver, and a pair of tweezers are all necessary for this task. It is also important to make sure the area around the lock is well lit to ensure visibility when attempting to remove the key.

Extracting the Broken Key

Once the necessary tools are gathered, the next step is to take a flat head screwdriver and gently insert it into the keyhole. Carefully maneuver the screwdriver around the broken key, making sure not to push it further into the lock. The goal is to turn the broken key so that the end of the key is sticking out of the lock.

Once the key is turned, use the needle nose pliers to grasp onto the end of the key and pull it out. If the pliers are unable to grip onto the key, use the tweezers to carefully grasp onto the key and pull it out.

=== OUTRO:
By following these steps, the broken key should be able to be extracted from the lock. After the key is removed, the lock should be able to be used as normal. If the key is still stuck or the lock is damaged, it is best to contact a professional locksmith.