Perhaps one of the easiest ways to open a safe without a key is to use a paper clip. In order to use a paper clip to open the safe, just make sure the paper clip is straight, then insert the end of the clip into the upper part of the lock.
Turn the dial clockwise (right) until you feel the dial tighten slightly. Using fingertip pressure only, continue turning the dial until it stops. The lock is now open. Rotate the safe handle clockwise (turn left) and retract the bolt work and open the door.
No, you cannot change the combination. High security mechanical locks require special tools and lock expertise to change the combination. Please contact a licensed Safe Technician in your area and they will change your combination for a nominal fee.
The override key is designed in a way that messes up with the lock mechanism to open it. It works perfectly fine but is recommended to reprogram the lock after using the override key. There are buttons that you can use for that to ensure the safe is secure after using the key.
The nine-volt battery in your safe lock should normally last 12 to 18 months. But if you frequently open your safe, the battery might not last as long. If the battery is running low, your lock could still have enough power to light up its display key pad and make its normal tones.
Turn your back to the safe, and kick the door, hard, a few times. Be sure that you do not kick the keypad or the handle. This will help loosen the bolt work. Next, pull the handle in the opposite direction than you normally do and enter the code.
Pull up the shackle at the top of the lock, and it should open right up. You can also hold on to the shackle and pull down the lock. If it doesn’t open, repeat the process from the beginning. Once you‘ve partially engaged the tumblers, you should clear out the lock before trying again.
Spin the dial clockwise a few times to reset the lock and set it at 0. Apply upwards pressure on the shackle and turn the dial clockwise. The lock will catch several times, allowing for slight movement back and forth between two numbers. Write down the number in the middle.
If they can‘t help you, your local locksmith can. If the safe is a dial, and you were able to find the serial number, the locksmith will most likely will be able to retrieve the original combination to the safe. So long as the safe combination has never been changed, this will open the safe.
By listening for specific sounds and feeling the vibrations that a dial makes as it’s turned, a locksmith can find the right combination to unlock the safe. This is the best way to resolve the problem as it doesn’t harm the integrity of the safe and can usually be completed in less than an hour.
Luckily, locksmiths are trained to work on electronic safes, along with traditional ones. Before calling in a locksmith if you notice your keypad is not turning the bolts, you can try a little troubleshooting yourself. When bolts won’t turn, it does not automatically mean the wiring is damaged or frayed.
Digital lock with override key – You will need to use the override key to open the safe. The battery pack is inside the door and batteries can only be replaced with the safe open. To access the override lock, there is usually a removable panel to the side of the keypad.
Place the electronic digital safe into code reset mode. On some models you need to hold the last digit of the code or press the “*” button to get into code reset mode. Other safes require you to open them and press a small red button on the inside of the door.
There is a small opening on the front number panel of safe. Use a small hex screwdriver or pin to insert into opening. It will open up the front panel (slide panel to right to take off) showing you 4 AA batteries. Just replace and close panel.
Before we begin, locate the 5-digit factory code located on the back of your owner’s manual, and enter the code to open the door. This safe is set to “62044.” To program the primary-user code, press the [P] button and enter the 5-digit factory code on the electronic keypad.