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Kwikset deadbolt The deadbolt on my front door is loose on the inside, the plate is falling off. There is a small hole on the bottom but I can't seem to tighten anything with a small screwdriver. Any ideas?

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    What is the size of the allen wrench (if it is indeed an allen wrench) needed to remove the inside leever on an older Kwikset deadbolt?

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Use the proper size alan wrench to tighten or loosen face plate . That is if you have not stripped that hole by putting the wrong tool to it. Under that plate is the 2 main screws to hold the hardware tight to the door.

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