Question about Schlage Locks & Locksmithing
I don't know if the deadbolt is the same as the BE-series lever-handle lock that I worked on, so this answer is about the lever-handle one:
I just had that same problem last week! The short answer is, "No, you can't replace the cylinder," but if you are willing to do some surgery on the lock and take it apart (take a picture just before you remove each piece!), you can put a tiny opening on the cam on the back of the cylinder so a 6-pin key can go all the way into the cylinder and then go through the back.
The cam comes off in a unique way: depress the tiny brass dot in it and then turn it about 1/4 turn (maybe a little more or less, I don't remember exactly) and it will come off. You can then rekey the cylinder to your key and, as I said, make that little hole in the cam. To make the hole, I used a Dremel rotary tool with a 1/16" diameter bit. To figure out exactly where to make the hole, I put some lipstick on the end of my key and pushed it all the way into the keyway before I took the cam off. (You could achieve the same thing by sharpening a straight piece of piano wire or spring steel wire, pushing it through to the back of the keyway and wiggling it a lot to make scratch marks.) Keep your hole as small as possible so you don't weaken the cam. Assemble everything back together and you can now use your 6-pin key.
I'm being a little flippant here. The mechanism inside that lock is pretty complicated. I'm a locksmith with over 40 years experience, and while it took me only a few minutes to make that hole and rekey the cylinder, it took me about an hour to figure out how all the pieces that connected to the motor fit back into the case so they would allow the outside handle to engage the lock when the motor activated, how the wires needed to be put back in around the edges and not bind against anything, and finally to get the cover back on.
Posted on Oct 12, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Problem fixed by having my wife look it up on the Schlage website. The deadbolt has a flash memory so your combinations and codes will not be lost when the batteries are changed.
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
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Schlage B160 - need small screwdriver to insert at bottom of faceplate to pry cover off. Face plate appears flush, but with a penlight you can see the recess at the bottom to pop it off. Screws lie under the cover for disassembly. Seems to be a lock design improvement once you figure out how to remove the faceplate.
Posted on May 07, 2010
First make sure you have a fresh new battery installed
Next if you feel you have fiddled with it so much you can reset the lock to the factory default settings, to do this
1.Disconnect the Battery
2. Press and hold the Schlage Button while reconnecting the battery
However proceed before resulting to a reset and see if you are sucessful.
There are preprogrammed user codes already programmed into the unit
These two USER CODES (UC) are on the Yellow Sticker and on the Installation documents that came with the lock. Also the 6 Digit PROGRAMMING CODE (PC) is listed in the same location.
Assuming the lock was installed correctly and tested for correct operation.. proceed...
First.. I agree with you about the instructions.. many places they use the word "press" when they should have used the word "enter".. or phrase.. "enter the user code by pressing the corrosponding numbers".. however..
With the door open test the lock function
Press the Schlage button.. this should extend the bolt
Next Enter one of the two supplied preprogrammed user code (a) or (b) and rotate the thumbturn away from the door edge (generally to your left or counter clockwise) This should retract the bolt.
To Enter a New USER CODE (UC)
1.Enter the 6 Digit Programming Code (PC) via the key pad
2.The Schlage button will glow Orange
3.Press and release 1 on the keypad
4.Enter your new/desired 4 Digit USER CODE (UC) via the keypad
5.Enter the new/desired 4 Digit USER CODE (UC) via the keypad again (yes a second time)
The Schlage button should flash green.. signalling the program was sucessful
Repeat the lock function test using the new User Code (UC)
Make sure you write the new UC number down.
This lock will store up to 19 UC codes.
Posted on Mar 11, 2011
Sort of. The lock has what is called the "turnlock" feature. When enabled, you have to only push the Schlage button, then manually turn the "dial". When disabled, you have to enter the user code, then turn the dial. So either way, you still have to turn the dial.
To enable/disable this feature, enter your Programming Code --press Schlage button--press 7
Each time you do this, you toggle between enabled and disabled.
"How can I program my electronic keypad lock when the instructions with the Programming Code have been lost?"
The back plate of the keypad side of the lock on the exterior of the door has a sticker which includes the serial number, six digit programming code and two pre-programmed four digit user codes. The lock must be disassembled to a point the exterior of the lock can be pulled away from the door and the information on the sticker made note of.
Complete installation & programming instructions can be found here:
Notice that the above is a .pdf filetype. That means that you need to have Adobe Reader or similar installed on your computer to view it. So if you are unable to view the file, download (for free) and install Adobe Reader first. You can get it here:
Videos for installing and programming can be found on this page:
Scroll down and find them under the heading Electronic Security-Keypad Deadbolt BE365
Posted on Aug 12, 2011
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