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How to replace the battery in a Schlage Electronic Lock? 

 September 19, 2021

By  Phil Borges

If you own a Schlage electronic lock, then you know that it is important to replace the battery when the time comes. If you don't, your lock will stop working, and nobody will be able to get into your home or office building. This article will be your guide in the process of replacing the battery in a Schlage Electronic Lock properly.

How to replace the battery in a Schlage Electronic Lock?

Schlage electronic locks are used for many commercial and residential purposes. They provide both physical security and an easy way to get in or out of a building, but this will depend on the type of door that is being locked. Schlage locks use batteries as their power source, which means they need to be replaced periodically. Here's the step by step guide in replacing the battery in your Schlage electronic lock:

Step 1: Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screw that holds the cover on the inside of your door's handle. Once you've done that, grasp it by its sides and pull off this piece from where it was attached to.

Step 2: For models that use a 9-volt battery, pull out the battery gently from the compartment and carefully disconnect the wire cap from the top of the old battery.

Step 3: Get your new 9-volt battery and realign the wire cap, then insert the new battery in the battery compartment. Make sure that the wirings are back in place as well.

For other models that use AAA batteries, remove the old batteries and replace them with new AAA batteries, then proceed to the next step.

Step 4: Grab the cover and place it back by securing the screw preventing it from moving.

Remember to dispose of the old batteries properly. Keeping our environment and everyone around us safe is important.

Once you have installed the new batteries, your electronic lock should be back up and running. It doesn't require reprogramming the system after changing the battery.

What are the signs that the battery in Schlage Electronic Lock is getting weak?

Schlage keypad lock is designed to automatically notify you when its battery is getting weak. After entering the valid keycode, the lock will produce a high and low beep. Right after this, monitor the next color flashing. If you see a red and green flashing, it is a warning telling you it's time to replace the battery. If you see a blinking red even though you didn't put in the valid keycode, then the system is telling you that your battery is in a critical state and needs to be replaced as soon as possible. The keypad will not open the lock when the battery is low, so it's very important to monitor the color of your keypad so you can act right away.

Also, if you know that one of your batteries is getting weak, then it would be an excellent idea to replace all of them at once with brand new ones. This will prevent any future inconvenience caused by low battery power and also save money in the long run.

Why is the Schlage lock not working after changing the battery?

If your Schlage lock doesn't work after changing the battery, double-check how the battery is placed. Make sure that it follows the correct battery orientation.

If the problem is not the battery, then the Schlage lock may be malfunctioning. This may not be a common issue but can be fixed by checking if there are any obstructions blocking the interior of the Schlage Electronic Lock.

You can also check if your lock needs a reset. See the manual that comes with the device for guidance on how to reset the lock.

A problem with the wiring could be another reason for the error. See for any signs of loose wiring or if one or more of the wires are broken. This should be fixed or repaired immediately to prevent further problems with the lock.

If you are still having issues with the device, contact Schlage customer service for help. They should be able to assist you to fix your problem or let you know what steps need to be taken next.

Conclusion

Schlage is mostly known for its series of locks that are equipped with enhanced security features. Schlage offers you plenty of options to ensure your safety in your home while staying on top of the latest technology trends. In order to keep this device working as it should, you will need to replace the battery as soon as the first sign of low power is detected.

The process of replacing the battery in a Schlage Electronic Lock can be done quickly and easily if you follow all the steps carefully. If you notice that your device is acting strange, or if you've tried multiple batteries in an attempt to make it work and the lock is still not working, then it's best to contact the professionals. They will be able to help diagnose the issue and can better recommend the steps moving forward.

About the author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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