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chrisstebbins 04-26-2011 07:36 PM

Cannot Tighten My Kwikset Deadbolt Without Screws!
 
Please help, our Kwikset deadbolt chassis is becoming loose, and I cannot tighten it up! There are no screws, please see the pictures below.

I followed these instructions online,
How to Remove a Deadbolt Lock Without Screws | eHow.com

However, I press the awl directly into the small hole in the shaft of the thumb latch, and it will not release!

Please help! :help:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_6...0/IMG_6579.JPG

Here's the key side, and you can see it very loose.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_6...2/IMG_6581.JPG

Here's the thumb latch that will not release!
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_6...2/IMG_6583.JPG

TheDoorGuy 04-27-2011 04:41 PM

Hi there,
That little hole is not a push hole, it is an allen wrench hole.
Find the right size allen wrench and turn that little screw a couple of turns.
Do not try to remove it completely....Just back it off the shaft and you
will release the thumbturn. After you take that off just pry gently with
a clean putty knife under the decorative plate on the lock.
It will come off and expose the two screws that you seek!

Best of luck!
RC/DG


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