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I can't seem to unlock my safe Sentry 1250.

I have the combination, but can't get it to open. It has worked in the past.
What is my problem?

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  • ahillyer Mar 19, 2008

    it just wont open. i might have the wrong combonation.

  • janetlr2000 Jan 03, 2009

    my dad died, left the combination for us, but we cant get it open. it seems that handle doesnt want to turn. help

  • Wonel Jan 05, 2009

    I can no longer get into my safe put in numbers and it will not open



    Not very old batteries good my code is the original never changed it Model #ksw3632

  • juicyjenny Feb 17, 2009

    i pressed the red button by accident iside my safe and i think i reset it but it wont open when i put my code in

  • marincontact Apr 22, 2009

    i have a saga safe d posit box , but lost the combo can you help?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    how do you open a sentry 1250 without the combnation

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    cant unlock my safe....took all the advice, and will not do...comb..36 to right 54 left, 97 right

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Also make sure you are executing the combination in the right steps... For mine (a three-number combo), these are the steps that work:

* turn the knob to the LEFT, pass 0 at least THREE times and stop at the first combo number
* turn the knob to the RIGHT, pass 0 ONCE and stop at the second comb number
* turn the knob to the LEFT and go directly to the third combo number (do not pass 0, do not collect $200)



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Just cracked my 1250 safe. If you've already got it open, take the plastic cover off with a flat head screwdriver. You'll expose the combination mechanism. Spin the combination wheel clockwise three times, then turn it until the notch on the wheel closest to the door meets with the latch. Write down the first number. Turn it counter clockwise once around then do the same with the second wheel. Finally turn the third wheel clockwise until the last notch matches up with the others. Write down all three numbers and you have your combination.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

  • katie8706 Feb 07, 2011

    does the safe have to be open to do this?

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I have a small safe i lost my key 2 mountes ago i need it opean

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You have to contact Sentry directly to get help on that.
Sentry Safe
1-800-828-1438
www.sentrysafe.com

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The customer service at Sentry is the absolute worst! They will not answer any questions regaring opening your NEW safe without paying $25 first. No if, and, or but's! I told them I had just bought the safe and the instructions didn't work, she (Heather) got rude and repeated she needed $25 or she'll get fired. What a joke. So, the trick is to use the 0 as your set point. So, if stated 3 times to the left make sure you pass the 0 three times then go to your number.

DO NOT CALL THE (419)483-4852

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SOURCE: know combination, but cannot open sentry safe 1250

Make sure you are working the dial properly for this type of safe. With the door lever fully counter clockwise, turn the dial clockwise a couple turns to start. It should turn quietly. Then turn the dial counterclockwise (LEFT) to the first number in the combination. Now turn the dial clockwise (RIGHT) a full turn passing the first number again, and additionally clockwise to the second number. Then turn the dial counter clockwise from the second number directly to the third number. Try to open with a sharp movement of the door lever clockwise. If this does not work the first time try adding or subtracting ONE to each number in the combination in case the mechanism is worn. If it still does not work it is time for a drill and a power saw to cut the thing open!

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

SOURCE: I can't seem to unlock my safe Sentry 1250.

Locksmiths agree sometimes even with the green light the safe’s batteries are not strong enough to retract the latch. Try replacing them with some new alkaline batteries

Posted on Aug 09, 2010

SOURCE: how do you open a sentry 1250 combination safe? I have the number

Locksmiths agree If your safe doesn't have a key, skip Step 3.
Turn the dial to zero.
Insert your sentry safe key and turn it until the plunger pops out.
Turn the dial to the left (counterclockwise) three times to the first number of the combination (pass the first number of your combination two times, stopping on it the third time).
Turn the dial to the right (clockwise) two times to the second number of the combination (pass your second number once, stopping on it the second time).
Turn the dial to the left to the last number (stop the first time on your last number).
Pull the handle down; cracking the Fireproof Sentry Safe open.

Posted on Aug 09, 2010

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