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Baldwin 6321 mortise:when locked can open from either side

I installed the baldwin mortise 6321 and glass knobs and keyed outside bolt. When I lock the door from inside and bolt is extended, you can turn the outside knob an the door will open and the bolt will recess thanks

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It sounds as if the lock is installed backwards or more specifically in inside mechanism. The inside lever/handle when turned should retract the deadbolt (safety feature). If yours does not currently switch around.

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