The easy way! Get a small bar magnet, while standing on the ground, and place it on the screen door sensor on the door frame. This tells the system that the screen door is closed even thought it is open and the steps will retract. Then turn off the step switch, turn of the Battery switch, gently close the doors, lock and walk away. Sounds complicated but takes three seconds and no reaching thru the screen door!
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