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    • Hennymore
    • By Hennymore 29th Nov 17, 4:23 PM
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    Remove mortice lock from door? Unlocked and screws removed but stuck in there.
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    • 29th Nov 17, 4:23 PM
    Remove mortice lock from door? Unlocked and screws removed but stuck in there. 29th Nov 17 at 4:23 PM
    I want to remove a mortice lock, to replace it.

    I've removed the two screws on the side of the door and removed the plate there. I've unscrewed the inside and outside face plates. I don't see any more screws.

    I've tried using a flat-head screwdriver and other similar tools to pry it out, with no luck. I've been fairly forceful but held back a bit since I'm wary of damaging the door or making the mortice hole unusable.

    I don't have a key for the lock, and it's in its unlocked state. So I can't grip the deadbolt with pliers.

    Anything else to try?

    As a new user I'm apparently not allowed to include proper images, but maybe if you copy-paste these into a browser you can see the lock as it is now:

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    • molerat
    • By molerat 29th Nov 17, 5:07 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 5:07 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 5:07 PM
    Push a bar through the keyhole and hit it alternating sides.
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    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 29th Nov 17, 7:03 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 7:03 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 7:03 PM
    Cut round the edge to make sure its not being held in by paint. Bar or screwdriver through keyhole so you can pull it towards you from both sides. Hold a piece of flat wood on the door edge and lever against that.
    Does it move at all?
    Last edited by Norman Castle; 29-11-2017 at 7:08 PM.
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    • Hennymore
    • By Hennymore 3rd Dec 17, 6:13 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 6:13 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 6:13 PM
    Hi,

    Thank you so much! I cut round the edges, put a long hex key through the hole, and hit it on alternating sides, and it came out.
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