How to Remove a Quickset Door Lock

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Although Quickset manufactures door locks in a number of different finishes and styles, the basic design of most Quickset door locks is essentially the same. Both the deadbolt and the passage lock feature a latchbolt that fits into the door frame when engaged. Most problems associated with these locks can be traced to the accumulation of debris within the lock and to a lack of lubrication. Fortunately, removing both types of locks is a fairly straightforward job.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver

Removing the Deadbolt

  • Open the door.

  • Turn the deadbolt to the "Lock" position.

  • Remove the retaining screws locate above and below the deadbolt on the door jamb with a screwdriver.

  • Remove the two screws that secure the interior-side of the deadbolt to the door with a screwdriver.

  • Grasp the interior and exterior sections of the deadbolt and pull the two sections apart to free them from the door.

  • Slide the lock out of the door jamb.

Removing the Passage Lock

  • Open the door.

  • Remove the lock's two retaining screws from the door jamb with a screwdriver.

  • Pull the metal plate that surrounds the lock away from the door jamb.

  • Remove the two screws that secure the interior-side of the passage lock to the door with a screwdriver.

  • Grasp the interior and exterior sections of the passage lock and pull the two sections apart to free the lock from the door.

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References

  • "Ten Pound Books: Home Repair Guide"; Creative Publishing International; 2007
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