How do I remove a keyless Schlage door knob?

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Old 08-13-15, 02:38 PM
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How do I remove a keyless Schlage door knob?

This specific door knob is a part of the fa series with no visible scews. I have successfully removed the levers and interior screws. However the interior parts of the knob/lock are not freed from the door.

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Show us the other side. That's the half where the screws are.
 
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Every visible screw has been removed.
 
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I was asking for a picture of the side opposite from the first picture. But my bad, I didn't catch you said you had found and removed all 4 screws. Try putting the 2 screws back into the latch so that it can't move... the latch is the last thing to be removed AFTER the lever set is off.

Makes me wonder if some Gomer siliconed it on.
 
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This is the opposite side. I am at the same point of removal on each side.
 
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Has someone jammed something up the middle of the knob? Like a hammer and screwdriver? Something doesn't look right down the hole.
 
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Nothing has been jammed in the hole, not to my knowledge anyway. Do you have any other advice? I have replaced the screws in the latch ...
 
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there is a nut screwed onto the shaft. Remove the nut and it all comes apart. This is probably a grade 1 lockset. (that just saved you $100 locksmith fee)
 
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Thank you GlobalLocky. But just to be clear, this nut that needs to be removed is around the shaft? I'm not sure I can visibly see anything that can be screwed/twisted off?
 
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Do you have any suggestions for what kind of tool I should use to remove the nut?
 
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That's the Mexican-made Schlage ND series that takes a special tool to remove, but you can do it without the tool. Your excellent photo shows the lock ring Global was describing: Look closely at the inside spindle and you'll see the thin ring with 4 notches around it's circumfrence. The removal tool is a stamped hollow pipe that has 4 "teeth" that, when placed over the spindle, engage the notches so you can then unscrew (CCW) the thin ring nut. NOTE: the ring nut is serrated on the opposite side, and "locks" into matching serrations on the lock body, so it's not easy to remove if it was put on tight with the tool previously.

Place a long thin screwdriver at an angle into one of the slots, and tap with a hammer to "drift" the ring in a counter-clockwise (CCW) direction. It's tedious, but once loosened, you can use the screwdriver to "spin" it the rest of the way off.
 
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On second viewing of the photo of the latch, I think this is the Schlage AL series, Grade 2. No matter, it removes the same way as previously described.
 
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Old 08-16-15, 10:52 PM
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I just use a small blade screwdriver and light hammer to knock it ccw a couple of times then unwind by hand
 
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