Deadbolt lock question
June 20, 2007 8:53 PM Subscribe
My deadbolt won't lock, only sometimes, when I lock the bottom lock on the door. Can you help me troubleshoot?
posted by sweetkid to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
I tried looking at the inside of the lock where the bolt catches, but I don't really know what I am looking for in there. What happens is, I pull the bottom door shut, lock the bottom lock, and then lock the deadbolt, but it doesn't turn all the way and so the deadbolt doesn't lock. However, this only happens about half the time when I try to lock it. What could the problem be? Or am I just not thinking right? The brand appears to be kwikset. I could ask the landlord for help, but I would rather try to figure it out myself.