Another Schlage Removal Question

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Old 08-16-09, 05:20 PM
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Another Schlage Removal Question

So I have a Schlage deadbolt, where it's keyed on the outside and just a handle to turn on the inside.

Typically, I've had either screws, or the holes where the screws automagically appear when turning the bolt.

On this, there's a cheap brass plate covering (I presume) where the screws are. There's a little slot on the bottom where I can put a flat screwdriver and pop off the plate.

Trouble is, the bolt handle doesn't come off!

There's a little hole on the stem of the handle; I thought there might be a set screw in there, but there is not. Then I had figured if I put a thin something or other (like the long piece of a small allen wrench), and turned the bolt, I'd find a spot where I could put pressure on the wrench and pop the bolt handle off (like on a levered door handle, when you need to reverse it, you know?).

I'm leary about applying brute force.

I do need help!

Thanks in advance.

(I just got a digital camera, and tried to get pictures (literally, first pics I tried taking)... But I can't figure out how to get the flash to not interfere.
 
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Old 08-17-09, 07:00 PM
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You've prob'ly got it by now, the Schlage BA series takes a poke tool to push the retainer when the T-Turn is about the 10:30 (or 1:30) position (depending on handing).
 
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Old 08-18-09, 07:57 PM
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Actually I've been out of town since I posted - so no I don't have it yet!

Is there supposed to be a hole where it releases/snaps out? Can't find it!
 
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Old 08-19-09, 12:38 PM
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Hello,

Sorry for the delay on the response. But what you will need to do to get it off is use a corner of a coat hanger or something small enough to fit in that hole and tap on it. You will have to apply pressure if it has been on there for a while or a few years. You won't break it by applying pressure. There is a metal casting piece that is holding it on. Or call our customer service and we can further assist you.

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Old 08-19-09, 01:07 PM
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I've since found out you don't have to position the T-Turn in any particular position to remove it, and that the retainer is sometimes hard to push, so use the biggest tool you can get to go in the hole.
 
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Old 08-20-09, 11:20 AM
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I've been using an allen wrench - pretty sturdy - but no matter how hard I push, nothing happens.

Will have to try next week.

I bet I end up using a hack saw.

rjb
 
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Old 08-21-09, 02:58 PM
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Oh no, not the hacksaw!! How about taking a nail, clamp a pair of baby Vice Grips or small pliers just under the head & cut it off leaving about 3/16ths" exposed beyond the pliers, position it in the hole then use a small pair of Channellocks with one jaw on the head of nail, theother on the opposite side of the t-turn spindle, to put more force on the retainer.
 
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Old 08-28-09, 03:25 PM
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Sorry. Been out of the country. Heading back out of town tomorrow night, so tomorrow's my day to do this.

Is the 800 number answered on Saturday?

I don't know that I totally understand your suggestion re: the nail.

I guess I just don't have a good mental picture of what exactly is supposed to be happening. In my mind, I'm thinking of something like a reversible door lever, where there's some kind of spring action you push against. Here, I just can't figure out what the "engineering" is behind pushing in and turning... What's not happening that should be????????

Argh!
 
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Old 08-30-09, 10:39 AM
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Don't push in & turn, push in & PULL.... a drop of penetrating oil can't hurt, as well.
 
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