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# Need assistance opening my Sentry 1250 safe. I have combination but do I start at 0 and pass the first number then stop 2nd time around at first number then go straight to the other 2 numbers?

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• Anonymous May 14, 2008

have combination cant get open sentry 1250

• Anonymous May 16, 2008

have the combination, forgot sequence. Do i start turning to right then go past 2nd number once, then back to 3rd?

• dchil May 16, 2008

proper sequence

• FRANCES A WIMBERLY May 22, 2008

I have a Sentry 1250 Safe, I have the combination; however, I cannot get it open. Can't remember if it left right left or right left right and how many times!

• slcfish May 28, 2008

Sentry 1250 safe, have combination, still will not open

• Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

I have a Sentry 1250 Safe, I have the combination; however, I cannot get it open. Can't remember if it left right left or right left right and how many times!

• 69superbee Mar 27, 2009

I have a sentry 1250 serial # Z400016 and have forgotton combition can anyone help?

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Locksmith instructions for sentry safes
on how to dial open sentry fire safes.
NOTE: 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 sentry safe open.

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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.

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### I have the combo, but what is the direction? Do

Locksmith Instruction manual on how to dial open sentry fire safes.
NOTE: 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 Sentry Fireproof Safe open.

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### How do I open the combination lock to my sentry home safe?

Locksmiths advise these Opening instructions for sentry fireproof electronic security safes. Insert the tubular sentry key into the lock to the left of the key pad. Turn the key all the way to the right until the plunger pops out. Press the five-digit factory code. The green Proceed light will come on. Pull the handle down; to crack the sentry door open.

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Turn the dial to zero.
Turn the dial to the left (counterclockwise) four times to the first number of the combination (pass the first number of your combination three times, stopping on it the third time).
Turn the dial to the right (clockwise) three times to the second number of the combination (pass your second number twice, stopping on it the third time).
Turn the dial to the left (counterclockwise) two times to the third number of the combination (pass the third number of your combination one time, stopping on it the second time).
Turn the dial to the right to the last number (stop the first time on your last number).
Pull the handle down to crack the sentry safe open.

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Locksmiths advise 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 sentry safe open.

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### Know combination, but cannot open sentry safe 1250

If you know the combination:

1) Turn the dial to the left a few complete rounds, then stop on 1st number.
2) Turning the dial to the right, pass up the 2nd number once, then stop on it on the next round.
3) Turn the dial to the left directly to the 3rd number then stop.

The handle should open now.

Feb 28, 2009 | Sentry Fireproof Safe

### Have Sentry 1250 safe. I have the combo but can't get it to work.

A1 locksmith will tell you.
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 sentry safe open.

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Lost your sentry safe combination. First, find your safe’s Serial Number. The Serial Number is printed on the small label on the right side of safe ( on paper tag near hinge) or under handle. just note your model # and the serial#. sentry safe lost combination and the opening instructions.

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

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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go around 3 times to the left
stop at the 1st number
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I just bought one last night

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