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I have a Safewell Electronic Safe which I cannot open as the batteries have run down. The instructions say use the emergency override key which I have tried to do but cannot get it to work. It does not seem to go far enough into the hole to turn the mechanism. Any suggestions apart from calling in a locksmith?

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  • peter251 Nov 05, 2010

    Tried the WD 40 and tapping with a hammer but shows no inclination at all to go into the lock. The key just keep falling out again.

  • peter251 Nov 08, 2010

    Justaskjoe suggested spraying WD40 in the lock but this has made no difference. Someone else sent me the manual for a Cannon safe but this is not the same as my Safewell model.

    I have a cylindrical override key but the lock barrel does not seem to be lined up with the opening so the key will not go in. I cannot see any way to correct this. If anyone has experience of this problem I would be glad to hear from them.

    Peter

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Someone jambed something into the keyway blocking the entrance for your key. You can do as a locksmith would by using a hacksaw blade which is grounded down ever so thin with the teeth showing and a little bit of the blade left as well. This way the obstruction can be racked out of the keyway

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Hello Peter. Get some penetrating lubricating spray such as WD-40. Spray it into the key hole and onto the key. Insert the key and tap it lightly with a hammer. Turn it. If it still isnt in far enough let the penetrating lube work over night and try again. Reapply the WD-40 as needed. Joe

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