Replacement freezer lock keys are available directly from the freezer manufacturer or from appliance part stores such as Dey Distributing, PartsSelect and Appliance Depot. Freezer keys from a specific manufacturer typically work in freezer locks across its product line.
Freezer lock keys keep children and pets out of freezer cabinets and ensure that freezer doors stay shut to keep foods frozen. In an emergency situation, a locked freezer opens easily with a crowbar or long screwdriver. Pressure from the tool snaps the plastic latch that holds the door shut and allows the door to open easily. For the lock to function properly, the latch needs to be replaced following this procedure.