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Bolt extends half way

When I push the lock button the bolt only extends half way. If I push the lock button again it extends fully. Should I have to push the lock button twice?

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Interior door lock won't lock with twist

If the bolt extends fully when the door is open, the problem is with the strike hole in the door frame. (If the bolt doesn't extend when the door is open, it's either a bad installation or a bad lock. Read the instructions again and reinstall it or get a new lock.)

If it used to work, open the door and tighten all the hinge screws before you do anything else. They could be loose even if they are covered with paint. This solves about half the problems with doors and locks.

The easiest way to figure out where the strike hole should be is to use the "lipstick trick." Extend the bolt with the door open, and scrap a tiny ridge of lipstick on the top, bottom, and both sides of the bolt so the lipstick will hit the doorframe before the metal of the bolt does. Retract the bolt, close the door, and try to extend the bolt a few times so the lipstick leaves a mark on the edge of the hole or somewhere inside the hole. Retract the bolt all the way before opening the door so you don't smear any marks on the frame. Now you can see where the problem is and what needs to be moved, or filed, or cut deeper.

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The bolt on deadbolt doesn't go all the way in

if it is new the lock could be installed wrong, most latches have a 60mm and 70mm option and when lock install wholes are not right, it trys to self adjust to half way between, measure from centre of big whole to edge of door, also take complete lock off and test with door open, turn lock with screw driver, hope this helps

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The T-turn is reversed

I my mind the actual lock bolt was assembled wrong. You need to gently twist the length adjusting unit /bolt directly out of its housing and then gentle separate the two pieces though fully separating them and then "flip" the actual little toggling metal piece that has the "U shaped and half circle looking hub that the lock shaft slides into, around from it currently position ... ie. reversing its throw. You may need to also adjust the spring metal piece underneath it as it run in a slot as well.
This worked for me ... when t-turn key is horizontal the dead bolt is extended ie. in locked position.

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The auto clean was pushed while the door was half open, the lock engaged and will not reset.


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How do I lock the door with the key pad? I can unlock it fine but I can't get the door to lock. Don't have the manual. what buttons to I press?

Push the Lock button on outside touch pad to extend latch bolt 1" which locks the door when you leave.
Enter your desired personal code to retract the latch bolt completely which unlocks the door when you return home.
The T-turn on the inside of the door is used to extend (lock) or retract (unlock) the latch bolt when you are inside.
Using the key from the outside will also extend (lock) or retract (unlock) the latch bolt.
This Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt should be accompanied by a Kwikset Knobset, Leverset, or Handleset.

I cut & pasted the above from the installation instruction sheet.
Here is the link to the entire installation instructions sheet (manual):

It is a .PDF file, so if you aren't able to view it, download and install Adobe Reader from this site first:

If you are not able to lock the door using the outside touch pad's lock button, you may need to reprogram the door's "handedness", which gives the lockset the ability to be used on doors that have their hinges on either the right or left side of the door (right-hand or left-hand door).
The instructions for that are found on Step 4.9. This is also an excellent time to change the batteries, which is recommended yearly.

Good luck!

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To unlock the bolt no code is needed... just by pushing the lock button it unlocks what do i have to do to make it function proporly

You need to reset the lock, so it will be set to the correct handing (left or right hand door).

Open the door and extend the lock bolt. Remove the battery. Press the reset button three times and wait 20 seconds. Push and hold the lock button, while inserting the batteries. Hold the lock button until the bolt starts to move. Allow the lock to complete it's learning cycle.

Program a new code and test.

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The lock is installed need to know how to program

First make sure you have the door handing set properly. Retract the bolt manually if extended. Now press the lock button... If the unit extends the bolt, then you're good. If not, switch the jumper position on the control board. If it's covering pins 1&2, move it to cover 2&3 or vice versa.
To program code #1..
Push the program button on the control board once. Enter your 4-8 digit code. Push the lock button to end the entry. The unit will emit a 2-second long beep. If it doesn't beep, you were too slow. Try again.
To program code #2, press the program button on the control board TWICE. Enter your 4-8 digit code. Push the lock button to end the entry. As before, the unit will emit a 2-second long beep when a successful entry is made.
Test your codes with the door open just to be sure.

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push the button. wait like half a second, then push it again. most cars lock only the driver door for the first push, then all the others for the second.

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