Deadbolt dead? What next?
February 26, 2010 9:29 AM Subscribe
What happened to my lock (it's a basic Kwikset)? Did it wear out or did someone try to pick it?
posted by nnk to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
The turnkey on the inside of my front door deadbolt flips back and forth very easily. Tightening the screws on either side of it has no effect. I took out the main cylinder and a slim flat (but bent - seems to make some springy tension) metal piece across the bottom of the mechanism fell out and appears to be broken.
What should I replace it with?
Is there any point to getting a deadbolt with a keypad?