Question about Sentry Fireproof Safe
I have the combination, but can't get it to open. It has worked in the past.
What is my problem?
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)
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
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
I have a small safe i lost my key 2 mountes ago i need it opean
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
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
Posted on Oct 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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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