Cannot Tighten My Kwikset Deadbolt (it has no visible screws)

stubbler69April 27, 2011

Please help, our Kwikset deadbolt chassis is becoming loose, and I cannot tighten it up! There are no screws.

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 is a link that might be useful: Pictures of front door deadbolt lock

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Here's a link to kwikset's install for your deadbolt. It looks like the plate should just pop off and the backer paltae behind it has the screws that need tightened.

Here is a link that might be useful: kwikset install directions

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 1:54PM
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Like sierraeast's link shows, that little hole in the shaft should have a set screw in it. You need a small allen wrench to unscrew it, and then you can remove the thumb latch. Unfortunatley it does not say what size you need as it is provided with the lockset.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 3:41PM
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