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Old 12-19-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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stripped deadbolt, how to remove?


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.

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Old 12-20-2011, 06:21 AM   #2
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stripped deadbolt, how to remove?


Yes, you can usually remove the key cylinder from the inside, then unlatch the bolt with a screwdriver.

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