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After the third time of trying, the red error light starts flashing and it goes off after about 15 to 20 minutes.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Sentry Model 1610 Won't Open
I am a Safe Specialist i have been reading some of your problems and this should help there is no code if you have lost yours only the default code for the model 1610 the default code is: 77,22,09,11,64 try that if you havent changed it and with this problem with people not getting the handle open with the green light happening i suspect this is a issue with the lock mechanism i have had many of the same problems with people bringing them in when you get you safe open it and where the lock is put some lubricate on the lock regulary as the lock sticks and wont open if you havent done this then you cannot get it open see you local safe specialist and tell them what i have said and they may or may not be able to get your safe open i hope this has helped Rob Safe Specialist World.
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
I finally ignored the poorly-written instructions for programming a personal code and simply entered the factory code first and then pressed the prog/enter code button. The safe opened. The instructions tell you to push the prog/enter code first and then enter the factory code or personal code to open the safe. Wrong! Do it my way should this problem happen to you.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
The latching mechanism looks like a hook. Either the hinges were installed from the factory mis-aligned, or the latching mechanism needs adjustment.
If you need to, stand on it and get the safe open.
Once it is open look for some screws or bolts at the latch striker that will allow you to make adjustments.
Move it further away from the "hook" to make it easier to unlock.
It should not be as difficult as you describe. You should not need to press down when locking or unlocking. There is an alignment problem somewhere.
If it is brand new - you should be able to return it for a working unit.
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Posted on Mar 25, 2009
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