How to Remove Weiser Deadbolt Locks

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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
  • Screwdriver
  • 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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