new place i moved into has a deadbolt that stripped and the inside just turns freely while the door is locked into place. can i unscrew the inside portion and manually unlock the door and then open and take and replace the deadbolt? or will that just lock it even further? i do not know.
i replace all my locks when i move to a privately owned/rented home since those landlords never change their own locks and who knows how many previous tenants, construction crews have had access or still may have a key. i just feel safer about it, but nevertheless i am pretty well averse in changing out locks, i've just never dealt with a broken one.