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Old 06-07-2011, 10:07 AM   #16
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here they use in residential but the key can't be removed, won't come out when locked on inside


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Old 06-07-2011, 11:10 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by hubbard View Post
Help, I have a double keyed deadbolt lock on my back door and it won't open. I have the key and when I turn it, it just clicks and doesn't move the bolt. It feels as though it is not even moving the bolt across anymore, like something has broken inside. I can turn the key which slides a plate and give me access to the two screws holding the lock to the door. My question is this: once I do this, will I be able to physically move the bolt out of it's female counterpart in the door frame?
And now back on topic... I just went through this as well and yes, the mechanism inside of the deadbolt has probably failed. Let me guess... Weiser brand? In my case the actual deadbolt is hollow and it has a punched brass pin that slides in a spiral groove on the "guts" of the actual deadbolt. On mine the pin wiggled out of position and jumped out of the groove so the mechanism worked but wasn't biting on the actual deadbolt.

I turned the knob to the open position and was able to get a very slight bite on the side of the actual deadbolt with a chisel and slide it back into the door. Once I had the door opened I removed the locks and replaced the deadbolt assembly. I bought a new deadbolt assembly at HD. They actually sold just that part! Color me surprised! If you can't get at the deadbolt you may have to call a locksmith to remove it. Hope that helps!


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Old 07-23-2012, 02:28 PM   #18
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Re: Double cylinder locks: There's a good side to them and there's obviously also a bad side. A burgler can either break door glass to reach inside and turn the knob of a single cylinder deadbolt thereby allowing illegal entry. It's more difficult to get through the door if there is a double cylinder deadbolt, in fact it may prove to be be impossible unless it's a wooden door and the door has thin wooden "decorative panels" which can be knocked in. A double lock cylinder can prevent a possible break-in. However in a situation whereby quick egress is required the dweller who has the double cylinder lock had better be prepared to carry the key somewhere on his/her person AT ALL TIMES! Without the key readily at hand that double cylinder lock can be what prevents escape and effect a very real deathtrap!


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