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The lock opens correctly but will not lock. It looks like when it trys to lock, the motor pulls the deadbolt in the same direction as when it is opening.

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I have installed your Powerbolt, but when I push the Lock Button, it unlocks? What should I do?

First remove the cover on the inside of the Powerbolt unit. On the right hand side under the batteries, you will notice that is says "Door Direction Jumper". If the cap is mounted on Prongs 1 & 2, carefully remove it and move it over so that it mounts Prongs 2 & 3. A is right handed, B is left handed.

Programming/troubleshooting instructions:

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