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Yes, given my past experiences with elderly parents, introducing them to

new and more complex technology doesn't usually go well (I realize push buttons doesn't seem complex to most, but it's still "new" to them). The simpler the better.

I would go the route mentioned below about getting a lock adapted to the existing key if you have the time while in town. I would also take off the existing one, and see if it might be a simple fix once you get inside. Could just be the mechanism inside is out of whack and just needs to be freed up with some WD-40 or silicone spray. (unless you know she broke a key inside it)

Next option would be to go ahead and change it. Or change all her locks to one new key if you're really a good son. :-) Still probably cheaper than getting a locksmith out there.

(In response to this post by Old Dorms Rule!)

Posted: 04/28/2021 at 6:12PM


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