Defective or Non-functioning Locks FAQs

Q: How can I fix a Master Lock padlock that only opens occasionally or is difficult to open?

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Watch our lock maintenance video or view our Care & Service guide. If your lock still does not function properly, it may be defective. Refer to our Warranty Information to find out how to obtain a replacement lock.

Q: How can I fix a resettable combination lock that sticks from time to time?

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Lubricate your locks with Master Lock recommended lock lubricant 2300D. Master Lock’s lock lubricant 2300D is specially formulated to not only prevent your locks from corroding, but the formula also prevents moisture from condensing inside the lock, which greatly reduces the likelihood your lock will freeze due to cold weather. View proper care and service of Master Lock Products.

Q: How long does it take to receive a replacement lock once my warranty claim has been accepted?

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The time will vary depending on the type of lock, and whether your replacement needs to be custom-built. Generally, you should receive your replacement within 2-4 weeks.

Q: My lock was difficult to open, and it had to be cut off. Will Master Lock replace my lock?

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All Master Lock padlocks are warranted to be free from mechanical defects for the life of the product. If a mechanical defect occurs, we will replace it free of charge. See Master Lock product warranty.

Q: Will Master Lock reimburse me for my locksmith charges?

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Master Lock does not reimburse for locksmith fees and/or services.

Q: We have combination locker locks and we have lost the chart booklet that lists all of the serial numbers and their respective combinations. How can we obtain a new chart booklet?

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Master Lock combination locker locks have a limited lifetime warranty. If a product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship at any time during the life of the product, we will replace it free of charge. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which may vary, from state to state, province to province, country to country.

Master Lock is not liable for incidental or consequential damages. This warranty does not cover products which have been abused, altered, damaged, misused, cut or worn. Products over 10 years old will be evaluated and inspected for abuse, alteration, damage, misuse, and wear prior to warranty coverage.

To the extent permitted by law, MASTER LOCK COMPANY disclaims all other implied or express warranties including warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular use.

Some governments do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Please send a request to Master Lock for further information or to initiate a warranty replacement. You will need to provide the lock model number, serial number, lock combination (if applicable), lock key number (if applicable), how the lock is being used and a description of failure. We may request samples for analysis if deemed necessary.

Q: The password no longer opens the combination lock, I remember my password so it appears the lock is broken. What can I do?

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99% of the time the lock is working perfectly, but consumers have forgotten their combination. If you believe your lock is defective please visit our Contact Us Page and fill out the contact form. A customer service representative will contact you within 48 hours.

Q: My key no longer turns, what can I do?

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Lubricate your locks with Master Lock recommended lock lubricant 2300D. View proper care and service of Master Lock Products.

Q: My locks freeze in the winter. What can I do?

A:

Lubricate your locks with Master Lock recommended lock lubricant 2300D. Master Lock’s lock lubricant 2300D is specially formulated to not only prevent your locks from corroding, but the formula also prevents moisture from condensing inside the lock, which greatly reduces the likelihood your lock will freeze due to cold weather. View proper care and service of Master Lock Products.