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I bought and installed a Defiant Single key deadbolt lock. I use the key to lock it but when locked I cannot remove the key! I installed an August smart lock on it also.

When locked the key cannot be removed. To make matters worse, the adapter for the Defiant deadbolt is incorrect for the August Lock!

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Make sure that the bolt hole on the jamb side is recessed enough so the bolt gets a full extension. Without this externsion the bolt will not engage the key release. So when you do your quarter turn you are actually turning more. Remove the strike plate and drill the hole deeper until the bolt can extend all the way. Also double check your key to make sure it is not spurred or worn.

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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Unfortunatley you need to have the key to remove the cylinder. You can take it to a locksmith that can pick" it to remove the cylinder and make you a key but it may be more cost effective to replace it.

Sorry not to be mre help.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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You are 180 degreees out of sync with the other side of the bolt. Take it apart and move your key 180 degrees and reassemble and try it. Im 51% sure this is your trouble

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Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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This must be cut and drilled out unless you gret a locksmith to pick the lock open by manipulation

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b) faulty ignition lock Most likely the ignition lock cylinder is defective.

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