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4 Tips to Try When Your Safe Doesn't Open

4 Tips to Try When Your Safe Doesn't Open

4 Tips to Try When Your Safe Doesn't Open

We get calls nearly every day about a safe that will not open like expected. Unfortunately, malfunctioning safes are a relatively common problem. Fortunately, the solution is relatively simple and takes little effort to resolve most of the time. However, determining the issue is not always easy, especially if you do not have training on safe problems.

For safe opening in Orlando, locksmiths have extensive training to diagnose and solve the problem. So when all else fails, call a local, reputable locksmith for assistance. In the meantime, here are some standard troubleshooting tips you should try before calling in a professional to open your safe.

Jammed Bolt Work

When your safe refuses to open, but you can still hear a motor whirring within it that sounds like your bolt is making an effort to retract, you are likely dealing with jammed bolt work. We know this issue sounds serious and makes you want to call us immediately. But before you do, try fixing the problem on your own and saving yourself a little money. Sometimes all you really need is your foot.

If you turn around with your back to your safe and kick the door a few times with a moderate level of force, it will usually loosen the jammed bolt work. However, you have to be extra careful not to kick the keypad or handle because that can create a whole new set of problems. Then, after applying a bit of force to the door, turn the handle in the opposite direction than you usually would to release some of the added pressure built up around the bolt. This will help the handle move more freely in most cases and lead to your safe opening up for you.

Deactivated Code

We know. This sounds so simple, yet many people call us up to come open their safe only to discover that they somehow deactivated their code. A quick check to ensure that your code has not somehow been deactivated might save you money and time, so it never hurts to try. We know you like us and miss having us around, but a deactivated code is a great place to begin when your safe doesn't open for you. We will make sure that's not the problem when we come out to help you anyway.

Lockout Mode

You know how when you try to log in to your banking app and get the password wrong a couple of times before they lock you out of the account for your protection? Many safes have similar features to protect your valuables from theft. If you enter the wrong code too many times, your safe may prevent entry for a certain amount of time. When this happens, all you usually have to do is wait for the prescribed time limit before you can open it with the correct code.

We definitely aren't judging you here. Sometimes kids like to push buttons on your safe, or you forget that you changed the code because someone was looking over your shoulder when you opened it. Give it a shot to save yourself the cost of having us come and diagnose the issue.

Dead or dying batteries

If your safe refuses to open for you because the batteries are dead or dying, you will be relieved because it is one of the most straightforward fixes to manage independently. Always check your batteries before giving us a call, and you might find that your safe will open up for you quickly.

Call us for a safe opening in Orlando if you troubleshoot these potential issues and still find that your safe will not open. We will come to your location, confirm your ownership of the safe in a few easy steps, and figure out the problem to give you access to your safe again.