I have a steel security door that has a deadbolt lock which is keyed on the inside and the outside (two similarly keyed locks?). The lock is called Arrow and the inside keyway opening is where the key remains are imbedded. I have attempted to remove the key but I only have room on the top or sides of the broken key to insert dental picks, but there is no movement whatsoever suggesting that the broken key is wedged in the lock. Getting a saw blade into the opening is impossibe . All I succeeded in doing with the dental picks is pushing the broken key in deeper.
I am wondering if there is some way to remove the lock so that I can get behind the lock's keyway and push the broken key out from the back? I have studied the lock and cannot figure out how it comes apart - removing the two screws holding the plate at the door edge where the deadbolt slides will not release the plate.
Am I at the point where I need professional assistance or is there still hope for a homeowner fix?
Thanks for any suggestions or advice