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Old 05-07-2017, 09:45 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I suspect this has come up before, I have a replacement lock cylinder to try and save my bargman L400. I managed to get the new cylinder in, however, the lock doesn't turn consistently with the key, I'm wondering if I am missing something in putting it back together. I don't suppose there's a manual somewhere???
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:15 AM   #2
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When I installed a replacement lock cylinder in my old L400, I found that the L400 cylinder housing had worn such that I couldn't turn the key. I fixed this problem by grinding down a portion of the L400 cylinder housing where the far end of the cylinder contacts it. I used a Dremel to do this.

I would take the modified L400 apart and examine it now to try to explain what portion I ground down, but I don't have the camper here now. Will have the camper here in a week or two. Then I can look at it and post my observations on this thread.
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Thanks John,

It seems to be working ok now, just needed some more fidgeting. The key itself wasn't fully going in to the lock which I think was the problem.. just takes some maneuvering. Hopefully it will keep working!

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Squirt some graphite powder into the lock. Don't use WD-40 or any other liquid that attracts dirt. Available at any hardware store.
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lubrication...

Lisa, these locks jam easily, particularly in cold weather, salt air environments, etc. Several times my lock has jammed, and I found that 3-in-1 Lock Dry Lube unjammed the lock. I ALWAYS carry a can of this in tool bag when travelling.
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Squirt some graphite powder into the lock. Don't use WD-40 or any other liquid that attracts dirt. Available at any hardware store.
Thanks Glenn, I'll give that a try ��
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