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Old 03-24-2015, 09:52 PM   #1
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Dead Bolt Lock

This afternoon, as I was about to close and lock my A127TH, the dead bolt slipped completely from the lock. Whatever mechanism that extends and retracts the dead bolt no longer works. I can reinsert the dead bolt, but no action. Neither the key or the red dead bolt lever activates the dead bolt.

The other lock works fine.

How do I fix the dead bolt?

How do I remove the red dead bolt lever? Does it simply pull off or not at all. I don't see any type of set screw. I tugged on it but wouldn't come free.

I would like to avoid the cost of replacing the entire locking mechanism, so any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 03-24-2015, 10:24 PM   #2
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This afternoon, as I was about to close and lock my A127TH, the dead bolt slipped completely from the lock. Whatever mechanism that extends and retracts the dead bolt no longer works. I can reinsert the dead bolt, but no action. Neither the key or the red dead bolt lever activates the dead bolt.

The other lock works fine.

How do I fix the dead bolt?

How do I remove the red dead bolt lever? Does it simply pull off or not at all. I don't see any type of set screw. I tugged on it but wouldn't come free.

I would like to avoid the cost of replacing the entire locking mechanism, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Lock in our TT had a similar issue. I removed the screws visible in your picture & then was able to reassemble the parts that had come apart. Once the screws holding the two plates together are removed, the door handle plates on each side of the door will then be loose and can be removed. When reassembling, I used some locktight to help ensure it all stayed together in the future.

If I remember correctly, the red handle is held on by a C snap ring on the back side of the plate.

Good luck...hopefully nothing more falls out as you disassemble the handle to fix the lock.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:51 PM   #3
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Thanks Lefty59. I'll give it a try.


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Old 03-24-2015, 11:32 PM   #4
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Thanks Lefty59. I'll give it a try.


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Here's a link to a photo of the lock disassembled.

http://www.modmyrv.com/wp-content/ga...e-locks-23.jpg
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Thanks once again, Lefty59. Your photo will help a lot. I went online to the lock's manufacturer, Fastec Industrial (http://www.fastecindustrial.com/default.html). I found that my lock is part of a company recall regarding an issue with the deadbolt. Using the key code will determine whether if a lock is affected.

The recall covers an issue of the key turning to the 9 o'clock position. It should only turn to the 12 o'clock position or the 3'o'clock position. If I recall correctly, mine did go to the 9 o'clock position on earlier occasion when I locked the door. However, nothing was mentioned about the deadbolt slipping out.

I completed the recall form and should receive a new deadbolt cylinder in 4-6 weeks.

Their website also provides a instructional video on how to replace the deadbolt.


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Old 03-25-2015, 05:00 AM   #6
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My lock didn't fail but it was one of the recalled locks. I called Fastec and they sent me a new one with instruction. I figured it was better to do it before I had a problem.
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Thanks very much for the link to the recall! I would not have known about this otherwise.

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I had a small pin break in min replaced whole unit at rvlocksandmore.com and they will key the new lock the same as your old one you just have to give them the code on the key.
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It never fails to amaze me. Imagine, such a small thing as a lock failure causing the NHTSA to become involved, yet, we all are issued "CHINA BOMBS" for tires. A problem that a complete idiot would have recognized as a life and death issue and resolved long ago.
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Thanks once again, Lefty59. Your photo will help a lot. I went online to the lock's manufacturer, Fastec Industrial (Home). I found that my lock is part of a company recall regarding an issue with the deadbolt. Using the key code will determine whether if a lock is affected.

The recall covers an issue of the key turning to the 9 o'clock position. It should only turn to the 12 o'clock position or the 3'o'clock position. If I recall correctly, mine did go to the 9 o'clock position on earlier occasion when I locked the door. However, nothing was mentioned about the deadbolt slipping out.

I completed the recall form and should receive a new deadbolt cylinder in 4-6 weeks.

Their website also provides a instructional video on how to replace the deadbolt.


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Dmtex; I had forgotten about the recall issue since it's been several years ago that I checked my lock...and found it wasn't one of those recalled. Glad you found the info you needed.

Best wishes...
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