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Old 01-22-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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I am tiying to fix a loose dead bolt, no visable screws, one key on outside, thumb lever on inside. I cannot get thum lever off to trveal screw.
I did use a paperclip and pushed on the pin and nothing.

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I am tiying to fix a loose dead bolt, no visable screws, one key on outside, thumb lever on inside. I cannot get thum lever off to trveal screw.
I did use a paperclip and pushed on the pin and nothing.
I had a lock like that on my door. I found out I had to turn the cover on the lock on the inside to remove the case and reveal the screws. If I remember right it was a Kwikset. I remember I had to use channel locks and a rubber pad to keep from messing up the finish. Got all my tips from my local hardware store...

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I am tiying to fix a loose dead bolt, no visable screws, one key on outside, thumb lever on inside. I cannot get thum lever off to trveal screw.
I did use a paperclip and pushed on the pin and nothing.
How it gets taken apart will depend on the manufacturer. Some locks require removing the escutcheon plate. Some have allen screws holding the knob on.
The manufacturers' name should be on the latch. Look it up on the internet and look for the installation instructions.
Or post a picture here of the lock and someone will direct you.
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I am tiying to fix a loose dead bolt, no visable screws, one key on outside, thumb lever on inside. I cannot get thum lever off to trveal screw.
I did use a paperclip and pushed on the pin and nothing.
look on the bottom of the thumb lever, there may be a set screw that needs to be removed
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