How to Fix a Kryptonite Lock

Written by patrick nelson
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Kryptonite locks are made with performance steel--a hardened high carbon steel which is unlikely to break. Kryptonite makes locks for bicycles, powersports and snowsports. Krytonite, which is a part of Ingersoll Rand, provides an anti-theft protection offer in any case, so if your lock is broken from theft, they will replace it. You will need to register before the theft, and send the broken lock to them. Dirt, however is the main cause of these locks not working. Dirt can accumulate easily as you ride your bike or use your gear around town or on the trail.

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Things you need

  • Silicone, graphite, Teflon or paraffin lubricant

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  1. 1

    Spray or drip a few drops of the lubricant into the cylinder.

  2. 2

    Insert the key or spin the combination wheels

  3. 3

    Turn the key or wheels and work the lubricant into the lock.

  4. 4

    Test the lock and it will function properly. If it doesn't send it back to Kryptonite.

Tips and warnings

  • You can register your lock combination or key registration number at Kryptonite if you like. That way if you forget the combination or lose the key--and can't use the lock--they can advise you of what the combination is, or provide a new key. You can do this easily online (see below.)
  • Anti-theft protection is registered separately.

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