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Keyhole is upside down...can it be reversed?


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  • timeismoney Mar 23, 2009

    I just purchased a Kwikset smartkey lock set from Home Depot. I liked the nickel finish of the knob and deadbolt so I chose the matching set. After opening the package and examining the lock-in-door- knob, I realized that the lock keyhole would be upside down if installed for a right hand door. I considered taking the lock apart to orientate the lock in the right position for my door swing so the lock would be in the correct position without turning the key upside down to unlock the door. Too involved and too complicated and I really didn't want to disassemble something I shouldn't have to. I took the lock back for a refund and bought another cheaper Kwikset smart key lock set. The same situation occured with the new lock set. It seems Kwikset manufactured these smart key locks for left hand doors only. These locks are NOT easily reversible without professional locksmithing tools and skills and without inflicting damage. By the way, these locks are made in Mexico now and its apparent in the Q.C. Kwikset should specify on the packaging the locks are not interchangeable for left and right doors and identify the lock as right or left swing. Kwikset, PLEASE get it right!


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Yes it can but it requireas a professional tool - takes just a few minuted to pop it in, turn it upside down and pop it back in.

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Lol, who cares? Why does it matter? Or, maybe I'm missing something...?

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Or remove lock and turn locking mechanism handle and all !

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