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Old 04-26-2011, 07:36 PM  
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Default 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 |

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

Please help!

Here's the key side, and you can see it very loose.

Here's the thumb latch that will not release!

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Old 04-27-2011, 04:41 PM  
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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!
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