Quoted from harryhoudini:
Ok, you got me stumped on that one. First, you had me scared that it was a programming issue but I hope that it's all good since others have had success. Can you take a pic of the servo and how you have the wire attached? Maybe it's backwards or not oriented properly?
Yes, I think potentially it is wired backwards. The control arm motor is rotating the other direction than what the instruction video shows. Actually, for a fix I just placed the control arm at the 12 o’clock position instead of the 6 o’clock position when lid closed and tightened the hex nut on the rod there. It works and does not interfere with any mechanical or wires so I’m going to leave it unless advised otherwise. Plays well. Such an improvement on the game!!!