What Should You Do When Your Key Snaps Off in the Lock?

The average front door lock has 12 (if not more) different components, all working in harmony with each other. However, it's impossible for you to operate these components if your key has snapped off in the lock. Extracting the Key Yourself There are a number of hacks that claim to allow you to extract a broken key from a lock. It's unwise to use any of the methods involving glue (applying a small amount to a toothpick and then inserting it into the lock to gently prise the key out).