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 I bought a footlocker, but just can't figure out how the included lock works. I'll be using my own padlock, but it would be nice to have the built in one working, too. 

The cylinder appears to be plastic, and the black tab above it unlatches the lock when pushed down. I can turn the key freely over and over, but it just never locks. Is anybody familiar with this type of lock that could offer some assistance? Thanks!

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NachoMahma (author)2010-05-22

.  One or more of the plastic parts are probably stripped out. If you are sure that you have the right key and it's not working, you will probably need to drill out the rivets on either side of the keyway to get to the broken part(s). Finding replacements will likely be difficult. :(

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It's brand new. I have it open, the trouble is getting it to lock.

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.  LR and I may disagree on some things, but we are 100% together on this one - that's a crummy lock. I wouldn't be at all surprised if it came broken from the factory.

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Lithium Rain (author)2010-05-22

Not to state the obvious, but that's a _cruddy_ lock. :D

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 Oh absolutely. Especially with the key consisting of two prongs and that's it. I'd just like to see a way to have it work.

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