Question about Kwikset Locks & Locksmithing

1 Answer

My exterior door lock (Kwikset) is stuck shut. The knob will not turn. I removed the knobs and tried to pull the mechanism back - but unable to. The door is therefore stuck shut.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    wind blew door shut and now locking mechanism won't unlock

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,654 Answers

Get a big scredriver and put it in the square in the middle of the mechanism and turn it till it opens, or you will just have to pry it out with the scredriver.

Posted on Apr 05, 2011

  • anglesner May 25, 2014

    manually retract tongue - where to put screw driver Get a big scredriver and put it in the square in the middle of the mechanism and turn it till it opens, or you will just have to pry it out with the scredriver.

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Exterior door stuck closed manually retract ****** remove knobs KWIKSET


You will probably need to replace the latch assembly. There is a small rivet that holds part of the latch together, and it also acts as a pivot point for a small piece that retracts the latch. If it gets bent, the latch won't retract fully, but you might be able to push it back and get the door open.

May 24, 2014 | Kwikset 740ll 3 Smt Lido Keyed Entry Lever...

1 Answer

Re-assemble a kwikset front door lever and knob type latch


Since the exterior side of the lock only has a keypad and no lever, I'm not sure what you mean by the "outside lever". Here is a clear, easy to follow video of the installation. Please carefully review each aspect of your installation against it to see if you can spot an installation mistake:
http://www.kwikset.com/Videos/Vitro/smartcode.aspx

Good luck!

Sep 03, 2012 | Kwikset 909 909-L03 Lifetime Polished...

1 Answer

I have an exterior screwless doorknob that I need to remove. The faceplate on the inside knob that covers the screws is also covering the little pin that removes the knob. Is there another way to remove...


There is the 3rd version of the Kwikset exterior door set. The interior face plate is removed and on each side of the base plate has small slots with a lever on either side that need to be moved to the other end of the slot. The whole interior knob assembly with come off.

Dec 23, 2011 | Kwikset Locks & Locksmithing

1 Answer

Can't remove the disk that covers the screws to tighten door handle with lock


Hi, W/D here.
Kwikset has basically two styles of cover plates.
If you are on the locking side of the door and facing the knob you'll either see two screw heads (one on either side of the knob), or you see only the cover plate.
It sounds like you have the cover plate type. Here's how to get to the screws:
1. Feel the underside of the knob, and you'll feel a slot with a tab sticking through it.
2. With a fine bladed screwdriver, press the tab up into the slot, and pull the knob towards you.
3. With the door knob off, look around the edge of the trim ring for a screw driver slot. Insert the screw driver and gently pry the trim ring up.
4. You're there!
5. Re-assembly is in the reverse order. When you go to put the knob back on, you'll probably have to use the screw driver to push in the tab as you slide the knob back on.
Best regards, --W/D--

Jan 30, 2011 | Kwikset Professional Door Lock...

2 Answers

I have Kwickset door knobs on my outside doors. I


Hi,
The instructions they send are almost always generic and cover more than one subject.
If you insert the key and turn it all the way clockwise, you should be able to insert the tool tip they sent you into the hole on the shank part of the handle. Pull straight out and it should come off. Some times it takes several attempts to do.
Next turn key counter clockwise back to starting position and remove key. Dump lock out of handle, paying attention to orientation. Turn lock 180 degrees and reinsert back into handle. Put lock and handle back on to door and reinsert the key. Turn key clockwise and push.... remove key.

Hope this Helps,
RSMITH972278
P.S. PLEASE RATE MY ASSISTANCE

Jan 20, 2010 | Kwikset Professional Door Lock...

1 Answer

I have an emtek exterior door lock, that is stuck in the locked position. I can only open it with a key, and not even the inside unlock mechanism will permanently unlock it. I took it apart as much as i...


If the opening is on the side, it probably comes off by pushing a small tool (pick or large paper clip) into the hole while turning the key. When you feel the pin move, pull on the knob and it should come off.

Nov 19, 2009 | Top Knobs M826 Door Pull

1 Answer

My door handle came apart and now I have the pieces and don't know how to put them back together. Kwikset, chelsea door handle.


I assume the latch mechanism is still intact... the piece on the edge of the door that locks inside the strike plate when the door is shut -- if that's the case the only thing left to do is align the two knobs, one on iether side of the door, making sure the shaft goes thru the latch mechanism properly (it only fits thru one way) and then sandwich it tightly to the door and tighten it together with a phillips head screwdriver... some kwikset locks require you to turn one of the knobs to get the bolt heads to seat properly.

I'm not familiar with the chelsea model but they are all very similar... if you have more than the 2 knobs with a long shaft on one then chances are the solution above does not apply... you probably will have a knob with shaft and then a flat plate with holes, a finished plate and a plain knob... in this case align the knob and shaft thru the latch mechanism, place the plate with holes on the other side of the door and twist it slightly so the bolt heads lock in and tighten the bolts to the plate... now snap the finished plate over that and push the knob over the exposed shaft that remains... you'll need a flat head screw driver to lock the knob on where a small spring loaded piece fits into a cutout on the handle...

that's about the best I can explain it.

Mar 30, 2009 | Hardware & Accessories

1 Answer

Changing doors would like to know how to take off kwikset door


remove the two screws on each side of the door knob from the inside of the door use medium size phillips head screw driver

pull the door handle off

remove the handle from exterior door side

remove two phillips screws from the side door that hold the door bolt pull the door bolt assembly out

reinstall on new door

insert bolt assembly
insert knob for exterior side(a lign it up
insert knob from interior side and align screws and tighten ligtly

check door for easy turning of knob and actuating latch

good luck





remove that assembly

take screw driver and remove the two scres that remove the plate on the side of the door and

Dec 29, 2008 | Kwikset Professional Door Lock...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Locks & Locksmithing Logo

Related Topics:

743 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kwikset Locks & Locksmithing Experts

Jim Thurston

Level 3 Expert

670 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4340 Answers

J.D. Browning
J.D. Browning

Level 3 Expert

2760 Answers

Are you a Kwikset Lock and Locksmithing Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...