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master key kwikset (by DonV [OH]) Feb 16, 2024 4:52 PM
       master key kwikset (by handymomma [CO]) Feb 16, 2024 5:36 PM
       master key kwikset (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Feb 16, 2024 8:55 PM
       master key kwikset (by DonV [OH]) Feb 17, 2024 7:42 AM
       master key kwikset (by MikeA [TX]) Feb 17, 2024 11:06 AM
       master key kwikset (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 17, 2024 1:59 PM
       master key kwikset (by zero [IN]) Feb 17, 2024 4:47 PM
       master key kwikset (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Feb 17, 2024 9:41 PM

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master key kwikset (by DonV [OH]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 4:52 PM
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I have a lot of units with a master key we have been using for possibly a decade. Kwikset, I get new locks rekeyed often with no issues. I just bought some kwikset 242 tylo locks and I was told the pins are different and they cannot rekey to my old master key.

1. Does this sound correct?

2. Is there a way to find locks that will work?

I want to avoid having another master key.

--74.81.xxx.xx




master key kwikset (by handymomma [CO]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 5:36 PM
Message:

Hi Don, I have rekeyed my own locks for years using Kwikset. Just rekeyed a few and nothing had changed. Mine are the 400 bright brass.

I do know that if you have "smartkey" locks - they have a little hole next to where the key goes in - they cannot be mastered.

Hope this helps. --74.121.xx.xxx




master key kwikset (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 8:55 PM
Message:

A grade one or grade two light commercial dead bolt can be mastered where to minimize costs is take the dead bolt to a locksmith then charges are less as no travel time. Grade one commercial dead bolts and grade two dead bolts spare parts are available where can be repaired instead of replacing. --207.236.xxx.xxx




master key kwikset (by DonV [OH]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2024 7:42 AM
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Thanks! This still does not let me know why my locks could not be rekeyed and how to tell what locks can. That is my confusion, last year 3 rekeyed 3 or 4 locks with no issues. In fact we have never had an issue - and done hundreds. All of a sudden my guy could not rekey it and took it to a locksmith who could not.

Keep in mind they DID rekey it but could not use the master I have used for a decade. So when I say could not rekey I mean could not rekey to the master I wanted. --74.81.xxx.xx




master key kwikset (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2024 11:06 AM
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check the box, I will almost guarantee you bought the kwikset smartkey locks rather than the plain old kwikset's. The smartkey locks can not be mastered unless you get the version of the smartkey that has two cores, then you can have the 2nd core mastered.

The smartkey is the one's that you use a little pin stuck through a hole to rekey the lock in a few seconds. Because of the rekey function they can not be mastered. --209.205.xxx.xx




master key kwikset (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2024 1:59 PM
Message:

Don,

Your situation is another reason I use Landlordlocks.com. No locksmith or re-pinning needed. Just swap out the cylinder in 3 seconds. Done. Go to lunch.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




master key kwikset (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2024 4:47 PM
Message:

If I collect a kwikset smart key lock I can dump the pins to rekey and master key as normal. But most times I just put my own lock in.

I loved talking to Sean from Landlordlocks but I am just not ready for the transition yet.

Was really close then ended up buying a lot of new kwikset locks and deadbolts for very cheap at auction.

Wanted to move to deadbolts and passage locks but hate to not use the keyed entry locks when I got them. --107.147.xx.xx




master key kwikset (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2024 9:41 PM
Message:

Here the local hardware store will rekey lock. A mastered system is the best option where can have access. With a spare cylinder it is easy to sway out then can have rekeyed. --207.236.xxx.xxx



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