If you've lost your key or if you just want to update security, you'll want to remove the Weiser deadbolt locks from your doors. Deadbolts feature a latch that slides out from the lock and into the door frame, securely holding the door in place. A latch on the inside portion of the lock allows you to open it easily from the inside without a key. Removing these types of deadbolts is something even a first-time DIYer can feel comfortable doing.
Things You'll Need
- Door stop
- Block of wood
- Power drill with screwdriver bit
Stand on the inside of the door with the Weiser lock and turn the handle to the left to set it in the open position.
Open the door a few inches to move the door away from the jamb. Place a stop in front of the door or a block of wood between the door and the jamb.
Unscrew the screws on the rear of the Weiser lock with a screwdriver or power drill and attached screwdriver bit. In most cases these will be Phillips-type screws. Pull the screws out of the lock.
Pull the back of the Weiser deadbolt off the back of the door.
Open the door so you can see the front. Pull the front half of the Weiser off the door. Wedge a screwdriver carefully between the edge of the lock and the door frame to help pry it off, if needed.
Move to the side of the door. Unscrew the screws on the side latch. Pull this out of the door.
Tips & Warnings
- If the Weiser lock has been painted over, cut the edges between the lock and the door clean with a utility knife to help in removing.
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