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Old 01-01-2009, 11:45 PM   #1
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This is embarrassing...but I can't decide on the proper way to repair the oval piece of my deadbolt lock. Notice how it is loose.





Does it need to be glued? Was it originally just stuck to the paint? Does something need to be repaired internally to the lock?

Advice will be appreciated.

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Old 01-02-2009, 01:54 AM   #2
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Try taking off the latch plate on the other side of the door and looking for a pair of bolts that hold the deadbolt lock in place. If there are such bolts, tighten them. Make sure the escutcheon shown in the photo is in the right position before tightening those bolts.

Then replace the latch plate.

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Old 01-02-2009, 02:22 AM   #3
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Thanks, but there are no bolts on the other side to tighten. The latch plate won't directly come off. I guess I'll have to try taking off the latch plate for the deadbolt itself. Here's what the other side looks like.

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The latch knob is likely secured with a set screw, then the cover pops off, look for a small screwdriver slot around the perimeter. With that off the screws will be accessible.
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Thanks, that did it. The lock is now repaired.
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