Schlage Deadbolt won't unlock to open door so I took off the lock portion to try to open it but the spring broke...nothing moves. It looks like it wasn't installed correctly, because there wasn't a strike plate and I can see that the bolt is stuck/jammed in the door frame. What's the best way to get the bolt out without damaging the door? Thanks.
This may just be friction from the door frame pressing on the bolt, caused by humidity changes or a shift in the frame. If so, pulling or pushing on the door while trying to retract the bolt may loosen things enough to let you retract the bolt.
If not, you can try pulling the hinge pins and removing the door from that side.