Cannot access the other side and apparently the locking mechanism is broken inside and the handle doesn’t turn all the way. I tried putting a small screwdriver into the pinhole to try to get the door knob off and can’t get anything to release. Please help. : Locksmith


That’s definitely for a detent, not a set screw. This is probably a Defiant or some other cheapo knob.

OP: The detent probably isn’t in line with that little hole so to be able to press it you will likely have to rotate the knob CW or CCW in order to be able to push it in.



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Anyone know how to fully remove these? I’m getting stuck on the handle. What size screwdriver should I use to pop these off? : Locksmith


I bet $100 on OP trying to remove the shit so they can attempt and fail at a garbage smart lock setup, thus ruining their fire code compliant easy egress door. The reality is if they can’t remove the shit, odds are poor at them making any new lock setup work properly.

Unless the lock is broken, don’t fucking touch it OP.



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HELP! This just happened and were locked in. Any ideas? The latch fell off and it’s stuck in the lock position. I’ve tried releasing the mechanism with a screwdriver but no luck. : Locksmith


Find a reputable local locksmith. Do NOT call a national company or some scammy company that come up on Google Ads.

Tell them the snib fell off your night latch and you would like the door opened and latch replaced. It’s easier if you can let them in a window or back door, but if not they’ll neatly drill through from the outside to release it and then replace everything.

Unfortunately, on a Friday night, it’s likely to set you back £200+, but trust me when I tell you this is the best way. Your picks and tension wrench aren’t going to do shit.

Also, I’ve just noticed the scraping on the latch bolt. Chances are your hinges are bent or incorrectly fitted. If the locksmith points this out and offers to rectify, pay the man. In the long run, it’s worth it.



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