Introduction

This guide will teach you how to replace the gears that are located within the device. The gears can malfunction causing issues with the rotating of the lock.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Flip the device over so the metal plate is facing you.
    • Flip the device over so the metal plate is facing you.

    • Undo the latches on the side to remove the metal plate.

    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the black screws to release the back cover.

    • To unscrew all of the screws, you will need to close the latches again.

    • Do not pull the cover apart too far as the speaker is in the cover and connected to the motherboard.

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  3. Lift the cover off the device and set to the side.
    • Lift the cover off the device and set to the side.

      • The cover contains the speaker which is connected to the motherboard so do not pull to far apart.

    • Remove the gears as shown.

    Although probably overkill to solve my problem, I ended up opening up my August lock because the adapter for the Kwikset lock (that looks like a D ) wasn’t oriented correctly and I needed one that was rotated 90 degrees to the right. I opened up my August lock to see if I could rotate the assembly inside 90 degrees. And the short answer is, you can.

    First, be aware that the sensor wire on the center adapter gear only goes so far, and it’s the thing that gives the center gear it’s “springiness”. There are no springs though. Only thing you have to look out for is make sure it doesn’t become too taught.

    Next, if you get an error “UNAMBIGUOUSPOSITION”, don’t panic. Factory reset your lock and it will be fine.

    August, if you’re reading this, you need another Kwikset adapter that is rotated 90 degrees. I couldn’t adjust the deadbolt or flip the adapter around to address my situation. Ping me if you want more info.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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