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The batteries were running low on our Electronic Safe so my wife tried to change them. She removed one battery but accidentally closed the door before she could remove both and replace them. The door locked and now we cannot get in. Next to the keypad there is an override key hole which takes a cylindrical key but the key will not go in as the lock barrel does not seem to be lined up with the key hole. It was suggested that I spray WD40 in the hole and try gently tapping the key with a hammer but this did not work.

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Hello Peter. The WD40 may still work as it is a penetrating lubricant which continues to work for several hours after it is applied. I would recommend pushing the key in and pulling it out a wee bit and then trying to turn it, and also wiggling it.

If all else fails call your local lock smith shop and make an appointment to bring it to the shop in order to save a house call. Joe

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My safe, a Cathedral EA15 Will not lock. Any suggestions people?



Instructions
  1. 1

    Enter your code on the keypad located on the front of the safe. Some electronic digital safes require you to input a special character like "#" before and after your code. The safe should either beep, have a LED turn green, or display "OPEN" if you have correctly entered the code.

  2. 2

    Turn the handle to the right within five seconds of correctly entering the code. If you wait too long, the safe will lock and you will have to enter your code ag

3

Open the safe with a key. Use your emergency key that came with the safe to open it if you forgot the code or if the batteries have died. Remove the key cover from either the handle or the control panel to reveal the lock.

  1. 1

    Enter your code to open the safe.

  2. 2

    Place the electronic digital safe into code reset mode. On some models you need to hold the last digit of the code or press the "*" button to get into code reset mode. Other safes require you to open them and press a small red button on the inside of the door.

  3. 3

    Enter your new code on the keypad and press "#" to finish. Some safes may require you to press "*" or a letter to finish the code. If the safe requires it, enter the new code again to confirm that you entered it correctly.

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    Use your code to open the electronic digital safe's door.

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    Locate and remove the battery cover on the inside of the door.

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    Replace the used batteries with new ones. For most safes, this will require two or four AA batteries.

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    Test the batteries. Use your code while the door is open to test the batteries before closing the safe.

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How do i change the code on the S-25EBF safe


I'm not familiar with that safe but here's a few to try. You'll need to open the safe first in any case after opening then first try simply entering another code, lock it (with the door open) and try to unlock it,. Next, there may be a reset button inside the safe on the door press, hold, release and try entering a new code this may also require you to enter the original code w/wo some type of access code. As a simpler method, with the door open and electronics exposed, remove the cover plate and batteries, wait at lease an hour and replace the batteries, this may also start you with a code such as 0000. Can you tell me where you purchased it? This may help a lot!

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I have the key I know the3 combination but still i could not open because it's in low battery


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How to unlock a cathedral electronic safe ea25


After opening the electronic safe (with the pre-set factory code of 159B) locate the small red button on the
inside of the door near the hinge.

2. Press the red button and then release it, you will hear a beep. DO NOT SHUT THE DOOR UNTIL YOU HAVE CONFIRMED THAT YOUR NEW SECURITY CODE HAS BEEN ENTERED CORRECTLY.
3. With the door open, enter your own personal security code, which can be 3- 8 digits long, and confirm your new code by pressing the letter “B” on the electronic touch pad. Before you close the door, try the new security code to make sure the lock release the knob so you can turn it and retract the live action locking bolts.
If the code fails, go through steps 1-3 again. If the code works successfully, then you should lock the safe. When you open the safe in the future enter the security code you have set followed by the letter “B” and turn the knob.

If the incorrect security code is entered 3 times you will have an automatic lockout for 20 seconds before you can try your code again. If the incorrect security code is entered 3 additional times there will be a 5- minute lockout before the code can be tried again.

BATTERY REPLACEMENT
This safe uses 4- AA batteries. Under normal use, batteries will last about 1 year. When the battery is low, a red light will come on warning you that the battery is low. To test the batteries, enter your security code. If the batteries are low the red light located in the middle of the top of the keypad will start to flash.

To replace the batteries, open the safe door with your security code and turn the knob. Push the batteries cover plate, which is located on the back of the door, and replace the old batteries.

YOU MUST PROGRAME YOUR SECURITY CODE AFTER YOU REPLACE THE BATTERIES. SEE STEPS 1- 3 UNDER “ENTERING YOUR SECURITY CODE”.
TROUBLE KEY
A “Trouble key” has been provided in case you forget or lose your security code. Remove the small central panel from the front of the faceplate. Insert the key and turn it counter clockwise. Then turn the knob on the door towards the right. This will manually open your safe. If you lose your key, you may purchase a replacement key by referencing the serial number located under the central panel by the lock.
MAINTENANCE FOR KEY AND ELECTRONIC SAFE
If the door of the safe starts to rub on the door frame, open the door per the instructions above. By the door hinges you will find a threaded stem. Use an Allen wrench to tighten the threaded stem. This will help realign the door and give you trouble free access to the contents of your safe.

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I forgot the safewell electronic code and didnt have the key


NOTE: The safe needs to be upright and right side up or the locking mechanism
won’t work.
ELECTRONIC SAFES
To open an electronic safe the first time, press the following numbers/letters on the
electronic keypad –159B. (These numbers are preset. You should change the code as soon
as possible after opening the safe to insure proper security). After you have entered the
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To enter your own security code you will need to follow the steps listed below:
1. After opening the electronic safe (with the pre -set factory code of 159B) locate the
small red button on the inside of the door near the hinge.
2. Press the red button and then release it, you will hear a beep.
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SECURITY CODE HAS BEEN ENTERED CORRECTLY.
3. With the door open, enter your own personal security code, which can be 3- 8 digits
long, and confirm your new code by pressing the letter “B” on the electronic touch pad.
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knob so you can turn it and retract the live action locking bolts.

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References:
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2. http://www.secustar.com/products-en/estype-safe.htm

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