Changing a deadbolt lock is similar to changing a door lock. It means removing the existing or broken key and replacing it with an entirely new or different piece of lock security hardware.
The first thing that needs to be done before doing a lock change is to open the deadbolt and disconnect the power supply from the deadbolt’s pulley. Now you need to disconnect any other connections from the deadbolt. You can remove the screws attaching the deadbolt to the frame of the door and detach it from the lock’s body. The bolt is sometimes attached with nuts so you will need to drill them out as well.
To change the deadbolt, you need to get a screwdriver that fits the type of lock you are working on and turn it inside out in order to gain access to the nut that holds the lock in place. Use a small screwdriver to pry out the nut and secure it in its new location with some tape. Make sure that it is secure when you replace the lock’s body. After that, insert the new lock into the hole you created in the body of the lock. Screw the nut back into the body and you are done.
If you have a deadbolt lock and its lock screen has a slot that opens inwards, you will need to disassemble the lock to do the lock change. First, unscrew the screws attaching the lock to the frame. Then use a Phillips head screwdriver and remove the screw that secures the lock to the frame. If the lock has a slot that opens outwards, you need to pull up on both sides of the lock with enough pressure to push the lockout of the slot.
If you are replacing the deadbolt but you don’t want to take out its lock screen you can still do the lock change. Take out the screws attaching the lock to the frame and remove the deadbolt itself. Now you need to detach the lock screen from the front of the deadbolt.
You should be able to find this part of the lock in the lock on the right side. Remove the locking mechanism by pulling it out through the lock frame. Now you need to find the spring in between the pins and make a connection between the spring and pin and the new lock. Once the connection is made you can pull the pin and spring out.
Now the lock must be inserted into the pin that is closest to the front of the deadbolt so that the pin and spring will fit together. With the deadbolt and pin and spring, both removed you need to secure the lock to the door. Take the lock away from the door in a straight line from the center until it is flush against the lock and secure it into place. You will find the pin in the top of the door.
The deadbolt needs to be secured so that the pin will be held in place until you are ready to lock the door back into place. You need to make sure that the lock will be locked in place properly before you put it back on. If it doesn’t hold the pin and spring the lock must be re-touch the door.
If the deadbolt does not hold the pin and spring securely then you will need to disassemble the lock. In the case of a deadbolt, you need to turn it off while unscrewing the screws securing it to the door frame. Once the screws are free you will need to turn off the deadbolt and insert the lock back into its slot to secure it into place.
If you are changing a deadbolt and you are also changing the lock screen then you will need to do the lock change all over again. except for replacing the deadbolt. You will need to find a new lock to replace the old lock.
The lock screen on the deadbolt must be removed before you lock the door back in place. If the lock screen is not installed properly then you will find that the new lock has come loose and is hanging from the lock so that it is not firmly in place. To solve this problem you need to open the door, make sure that the deadbolt is securely fastened and that the screen is attached to the lock using some kind of tape. Use the screwdriver to release the lock screen from its slot and then attach the screen to the deadbolt.