schlage deadbolt key turn direction


Old 12-21-04, 06:17 PM
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schlage deadbolt key turn direction

I have two doors on my front porch (home and garage) they are facing each other. But the locks are all on the same side if you know what I mean.

I have installed all schlage hardware, knobs (x2) and deadbolts (x2)

As far as I know, 3 of the locks seem right, turn clockwise to unlock, turn counter clockwise to lock.

But the deadbolt on door number 2, I have to turn clockwise to lock..
Is this normal or did I do something wrong?

From the inside of both doors, the dead bolt lever direction seems correct to me. You flip it towards to door frame to Actuate the bolt.

I'm confused please let me know
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Old 12-22-04, 08:17 PM
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Hi PoorOwner;
Your Schlage deadbolts should turn toward the frame to lock and away from the frame to unlock.
If one operates different from that, the only thing I can think of is that the deadbolt was installed upside down.
Otherwise, it'd almost be impossible to operate at all.

Other than turning the wrong way, does everything work smoothly?


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