You have something out of time.
Without specific information such as brand name and type of lock, The best
thing for you to do is to remove the lock, go to your local locksmith and
explain your difficulty.
He should be able to show you how to assemble the lock properly. Advise
like this is usually free.
Generally speaking, if you are installing a dead bolt, if you install the
bolt in the extended position, this usually prevents you from getting the
lock out of time.
About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
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