Cylinder Lock Jammed by Corrosion - Evotion Orion

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Re: Cylinder Lock Jammed by Corrosion - Evotion Orion

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Same thing happened to me in my Evotion Bijou. Tried vegetable oil, WD40, compressed air, citric acid, dental pick. Tried to force the lock and the first key broke. I was able to get the broken key out. Tried again, second key broke, key not able to be removed. The lock is frozen. There's a basic issue with a lock in a position where it can get corroded from urine.

I'll keep the site posted on how I manage to get it off. Hoping that I don't destroy the cage, but that is a real possibility. First line of attack will be a drill to the lock. If that fails, Dremel cutting tool to cut off the nylon near the lock.

Sent an email to Evotion asking for their advice, no reply received.
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Re: Cylinder Lock Jammed by Corrosion - Evotion Orion

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I finally did receive a reply generally in line with what I planned: drill out the lock starting with the smallest drill. Haven't done it yet, will let you know how it goes.
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