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Kwikset powerbolt 1000 keyless entry deadbolt lock with keypad

I cannot lock the door using the key. I can use my key to put the door in the locked position but when I reverse the key a quarter turn to pull the key back out, the key won't budge. The only way to remove the key is to unlock the door again.I cannot lock my door.HELP!

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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    Bolt seems to be extending far enough - did I install it wrong?

  • trieber May 18, 2009

    just installed a taymor keyless entry deadbolt. when you use the key it works beautiful, except for one thing - the key cannot be removed unless it is in the unlocked position. also the keyless entry will only work when the key is in the keyhole. if the key is removed it won't work (sounds like it is getting stuck). any ideas?

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Make sure that the bolt hole on the jamb side is recessed enough so the bolt gets a full extension. Without this externsion the bolt will not engage the key release. So when you do your quarter turn you are actually turning more. Remove the strike plate and drill the hole deeper until the bolt can extend all the way. Also double check your key to make sure it is not spurred or worn.

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