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I just moved into a new house and I want to replace the ASSA Double Cylinder Deadbolt with a Schlage Single Cylinder.  I do not know how to remove the deadbolt?  Can you walk me through it?  I don't know how to get to the screws as they are not visible?


Dear Bobby,

Remove the faceplate from the edge of the door.  Insert a small allen wrench next to the bolt on the key side of the door and loosen the set screw.  Turn the lock to unscrew it from the lock body.  Do the same for the other side.

If you need more information on this, please review the following photos (sorry they are a bit out of focus):


********* UPDATE: December 13, 2012 *********
Currently the above photos are not available.  I'm trying to make new ones but it will take a while.


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