NOTE: Sentry Group will not be responsible for any damage or loss of items placed in … I removed another retaining clip on the actuator plunger and pulled the plunger out with a small screwdriver as a lever. dockcelestial.netlify.com › Manual For Sentry Safe S3877 Default Code ∎∎ Open your Sentry safe by typing the five-digit factory code (found in your owner's manual) on the keypad. Well, the safe is open but, of course destroyed. David Salsman said Thanks for all the info! After punching in “any code”, I would get six beeps, and the red light would blink six times as well. I think Sentry Safe has sold many of us a bill of goodswhat do you think? So, if you need to whack your safe, you can see that the upper right (as you’re facing it) would be the place to smack. Surprise click and open” I changed the batteries and I still couldn’t turn the handle. Then I still couldn’t get the lock bars to extend by themselves. photos in your safe, we recommend putting them in an air-tight container, prior to placing them in the safe for storage. Finally after researching online, I learned that if you use a rubber hammer and hammer the area where the actuator is more or less located, it will vibrate with the impact, and just like that, I kept pulling the handle until it opened, it took me no more than 30 seconds, I ended up with a dent on the door, but got my documents out of the safe! I don’t have the combination but i do have the key lock. After removing the inside panel from the door I also learned that the actuator cannot be manually powered at all. After a couple of whacks, the handle moved properly after getting the green light. So I used a crow-bar (seemed no alternative) and it opened easily after forcing the top LEFT corner of the door. Steve T said Had same problem with OA5848 model SentrySafe, rubber mallet trick worked at first. Oh, by the way, once the batteries went dead, you lost your combination! at an online electronics.retailer, but had to purchase a lot of three. Elk Around said I have a Sentry Safe model AO3817 with an electronic lock and a key lock. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO REMOVE THE BACK PANEL WITHOUT BREAKING ANYTHING. Keywords: Can’t open Sentry safe Sentry safe won’t open Sentry safe stuck closed. Though to be honest, having watched videos all over YouTube on how easy it is to crack a safe “if you’ve lost your key,” I’m not sure I’d trust it against determined thieves. I’ve lubed the bejesus out of it, actuated it an interminable number of times, and IT STILL STICKS. Guides to safe setup, troubleshooting, and other support needs. Other than that, we don’t see no gears. Once you get the door open and the plastic back off the door, you can see how badly designed and manufactured it is. Someone mentioned 5 metal prongswell, mine doesn’t have those. Thanks again for the detailed information. I actually had my safe open and the plungers came back out to the locked position just by the spring pressure. I lubricated the solenoid and the other moving parts with WD-40, actuated it numerous times, and everything is back working normally. I could hear the little thing buzzing when I entered my code, but it would not budge. I finally got it open with a lot of torque on the handle and many heavy raps on the outside upper right hand corner of the safe door with a large hard rubber mall. I first tested all four batteries with my handy-dandy battery tester and they all passed with flying colors. I just finished repairing the safe. Access Codes There are three possible ways to unlock and access the safe—by entering its pre-set Factory Code, your own User Code or a Passcode. I asked if they had any suggestions for me to open it myself and all I got was a NO! I had to cut the top out of the burned one to get the items out of it, but cash, papers and jewelry were unharmed. SentrySafe makes fire-resistant and secure containers that you can use to store items that you don't want lost or stolen. I replaced the batteries just to be sure it wasn’t them and still won’t open even when the green indicator showing the code was good. I read this thread about a year ago and when the mallet didn’t work I just forgot about. If you have the money to protect the items inside your safe you should buy a higher quality unit. My husband tried the rubber mallet and that didn’t work either, so he went at it with a hammer and crowbar. My safe’s actuator was trying to work. Richard said Same problem here with the A3867, RESOLVED. I will try the rubber mallet thing when I get home. I removed the back cover, Pulled off the retaining clip on the gear. The drawer locks into the grooves and the top locks when you turn the key. I continued to beat on the door while forcing the handle to turn. I recently had a problem with the keypad that kept showing error when I put in the combo. THAT’S WHY YOU HAVE TO USE A RUBBER MALLET TO LOOSEN THE GEAR. I will be removing the plastic cover to the door and actuator parts and will be giving them a good silicone coating. Looks like some preventative maintenance every year or so will keep everything working as it should. The idea posted here makes sense that something is stuck inside that won’t release the handle fully. Or if you dont have their contact info, go back to where you bought it from. The dial spins easy now. It was not opening as others described above. I don’t have the ability to upload a photo so ill describe where it is. Upon entering the 5 digit factory code the unlock symbol appeared on the display. This manual comes under the category Safes and has been rated by 1 people with an average of a 8.6. Hope this helps you. It took a while to figure this out ( we haven’t pushed that button in for five years) after finding the key. The actuator is able to get a lot more voltage dumped into it giving it a much greater charge to move the rods. Emailed them on Saturday or Sunday, got call back Monday morning, new solenoid with directions in my mail box on Wednesday or Thursday. I got out the power tools, took one last look at the picture at the top of the forum to figure out where to cut or drill to disable the solenoid, punched in the combo a couple more times, beat the effin door a couple more times for good measure. Needle nose pliers. After a while I gave up, pounded it back into the unlocked position and just shut the door, deciding I’d be returning it to Costco for a refund and I’d just store my documents in my husband’s far-more-reliable Liberty gun safe. I bought this one to replace one that burned in a house fire. Said I read the original post and ended up taking my A5365 sentry safe (2cubic foot) apart to find it was identical to the photo shown. And YIPPEEEE!! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT I AM DOING THIS, BUT I THOUGHT I HAD TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION TO EVERYONE. I don’t think I would buy another one. Then i decided to give the batteries a try as if the battery is low, the motor might not have enough power. I just did this last night and works fine now. So did the Rare Earth magnet I ordered, trying to get the solenoid to move. Said My Sentry safe has to 17 years old and it hasn’t been open for nearly 8. Sentry's application monitoring platform helps every developer diagnose, fix, and optimize the performance of their code. After unlocking with the key I got the safe open and pulled off the cover mentioned above. After two passes through the process, I felt the lever go down a little and on the next tap and press, it went all the way down. 2890,2871,2880. Larry said Wife discovered we could open the safe without entering the combination. The other thing you should do is use a bag of Silica or Desiccant to keep moisture from harming your items and the safe. I HAVE A "SAFE GAURD" COMPANIES SAFE I HAVE FORGOTTEN THE LOCK CODE TO OPEN IT. But if you take these precautions when you first get it I think for the money its a decent unit. Thank you guys so much for this post. In short if your code pad fails and you want to drive the solenoid directly disconnect the wires from the code pad; connect the black and red together and connect them to +6V. Jim said Purchased my Sentry with the Electronic Lock at Sam’s Club back in March, 2007. Save with Sentry Safe Shop Coupons & Promo codes coupons and promo codes for January, 2021. You can always open the safe by entering the 5-digit Factory Code. - Mark Sep 15, 2008. Nick said Thanks for posting this information. Who the heck was dremling off the plastic to get at the inside. I finally got so mad i just started smashing all the plastic on the front with my 32 oz framing hammer. I decided to open it and first had to remember the combo. Should’ve taken care of this a long time ago. And one followed my home. I hope this helps someone and saves them breaking in with a crow-bar (this was not fun). I called for support and found they had a high volume of calls (no s&!t). ATTENTION. of the following: 1. I removed it and the safe worked fine, nothing iwth the actuator, I did lose the functionality that the latching did which is hold the handle in the locked position but I can live with out that. I did this a few times until no more rust/dirt seen on the rag. Note the circuit (on back of solenoid) gets hot doing this so don’t leave the connection for too long (maybe 20 to 30 secs); while the wires are connected to 6V (as described) the solenoid may operate or you may need to use the rubber mallet if it is stuck. You have pressed Program key out of sequence. Then check it out: You will need – 2 paper clips. Jose said I AGREE THAT THIS SAFE IS MADE POORLY BY SENTRY SAFE, BUT IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BUY ANOTHER SAFE, DO THIS WHAT I’M ABOUT TO WRITE AND IT CAN LAST YOU A LOT LONGER. The inner locking mechanism of the door failed dramatically. Then it might interest you---even shock you, some might say---to know that some models can be opened in less than five seconds. First I removed the 4 AA batteries, put in fresh ones. I’m ready to get rid of it but need to get my valuables out first. Removed one screw off the actuator and then unplugged the actuator. Bigger safes have a glass/porcelain link somewhere in the lock, so that if you try too hard to open it, that link will break, and you won’t be able to open it without a locksmith and total destruction. The actuator fired up and it opened. Now I have to figure out how to open the plastic cover and grease everything and maybe simply remove the pin from the solenoid. "Red (Error) LED + three beeps indicates one. MFB said I had (note, had) an OA3810 SentrySafe. 4AA X 1.5V is 6V but the connector is for a 9V battery. It has a built in circuit that “communicates” with the keypad circuit, and feeding voltage on those wires will not make the actuator work. I agree that this safe is very light duty construction. All you need is a Rubber Mallet (or a hard fist), some WD-40 and a screwdriver. Then out of frustration I smacked the handle and the door popped open!!!! My sentry safe was running about 2.5 years with the same issue, needed to be a 10 o clock position to be able to open, needed to have the key slot popped out to work at all. The metal plunger for the actuator was rusted and the spring not near strong enough to overcome the built up rust. If you are careful, you can work the inside cover over the plungers in the retracted position without breaking anything and carefully work it back on once you’re through lubricating everything. But if Then I stumbled upon this tread, hunted down the ole rubber mallet, gave it a good whack, just below the handle, entered the code and VOILA!!!! There are two ways to program a user code. YEAH, IT’S PLASTIC, BUT IF IT WAS GREASED UP, IT WOULDN’T BE SUCH A PROBLEM RIGHT AWAY. I opted to be called back in the order my call was received and my wife got a rep sooner when she called 30 minutes later on her phone. Joe said I have just experienced the same issue. You can always go here to … Forget about a sawzall and trying to cut through anything. Nothing but the finest materials and reliability!! Get step-by-step guidance Get the help you need for setting up SafeEntry for your Dazed-and-conphuzed said In my case I had been unable to open it for several years. Notprouda Sentry said Thanks. As for the metal plunger, I used some 220 sand paper to remove the larger corroded/bumpy areas. Needless to say, I’ll be taking it back to Sam’s and getting my money back, regardless of whether it’s in or out of warranty. Recently it decided not to work. I installed and removed the cover about 6 times before finally getting it into the proper position. After 15 minutes, the safe will return to normal operation. I think they did more than can be expected of a company, safe is 5 years old. The cover is still popping out loose with wires hanging out with the battery pack. You just push the 5 metal locking pins inward and you can pull the plastic off.? It wouldn’t open either. I called Sentry customer service and they sent me a new solenoid ($50) which seemed to correct the problem. What a joke of a company. I was relieved when it finally opened. Still not sure how to close up the battery compartment/keypad as we follow instructions to twist it anticlockwise from 2pm to 12 noon position. I was able to see the actuator sticking however, it was not the problem, atleast for my safe It seems that the issue was a tension clip that lets the safe handle stay in the locked position. I entered the default code and kept getting ‘Err’; no other feedback. After writing/reading “solenoid” so many times, and ready to junk the whole thing, I thought I’d give fresh batteries a shot — the ones I’d put in last time were not name-brand, though they were fresh/bought. An analysis of the way our safe (CSW 3813) worked led me to this conclusion. Save with SentrySafe Coupons & Promo codes coupons and promo codes for January, 2021. Time to get a new safe and dump this POS into the garbage. Sentry Safe Shop promo codes can only be used once, so if you’ve ever used the code in the past then it won’t work again. Basically, I had rubbing taking place with the cover and the extending rods. Soproblem solved, I guess? Since this safe can only be opened with an electronic code, this is a BAD situation! I am in agreement that the components are cheap inside the safe, however its a cheap from a cost standpoint, and if you you should buy a safe of better quality. I looked at the arrows before taking apart, but should have noted the top-right gear link since there are two arrows on that linkage. I learned this the hard way after my wife tried to get in the safe and inadvertantly pressed in the manual lock button!! Thank you for the suggestion of the mallet, but since I am not well equipped in the house I used a hammer and tapped lightly. Nothing worked. The photo posted by Russell Wright allowed me to punch a hole right where the solenoid was located, knock it out of the way and open the door. Now how to use the The unlock symbol does not appear and the handle doesn’t move. Allen said I had two sentry safes lock me out in the same week. Note: if you simply remove the actuator – it’s literally a single screw – you have a functional fire safe that works with key only (the keypad becomes useless decoration). From this point, apparently you have 4 seconds to push the handle down to open the door. Hi, I have a Sentry safe that requires both a key and a PIN code to open it. Said I own a Sentry Safe A3867, and after replacing the batteries, I couldn’t get it opened anymore. Cutomer service offered us 15% off on a new one. 2. This is exactly my problem with my Sentry safe. Gary said I have gone through the mallet routine and lubing the mechanism and had a new keypad sent to me in 2013 when it failed. If your safe has a digital lock with a number keypad, you can pick it in seconds with little effort.https://www The Sentry V260 safe has an electronic keypad lock as well as a four-bitted key lock. I bet there is some fine print saying “not for actual security purposes”. If you experience any problems or challenges with your safe, please contact us. Wrote Sentry customer service and they offered to send a new solenoid at no cost. I enter my code and press enter/pgrm button and it beeps at me once but does not display the lock symbol and shows a number 1. Thanks for the 10 o’clock information, that got me in. Glad if this will help you fix yours if you encounter the same problem. Way to go Sentry!!! I asked ‘Sentry Safe’ for support; I wanted to drive the solenoid directly; they said get a lock smith. I even tried the “master” code. A power drill, chisel, hammer and 10 minutes of elbow grease had the door open with no damage to the safe’s contents. When pulling apart the rods and gear to straighten out everything a little black piece of plastic with a spring popped out of the gear area and I cannot find where it goes or what it does. Then last week even with both being present, the safe couldnt be opened any more. AS THE SAFE IS OF OUR FORE FATHERS I DONT WANT TO OPEN IT Since I never did anything about my safe since I opened it last, I decided to pry the plastic cover off so I could see the innards and determine what to lube. Err 1 indicates that I’m not using the right code, but I know I’m using the right code. Never ever again would I buy a safe from Sentry. This is the first time I replaced the batteries. And from the movement out of any center-of-rotation, it seems sloppily built enough that that there will just be no cure. Since I never did anything about my safe since I opened it last, I decided to pry the plastic cover off so I could see the innards and determine what to lube. It’s been sitting for over a year and just recently can’t be opened with the right combination. So I stuck in a 9V battery, put in the code and “CLICK”. As you can see, these are all just cast parts, which means they are probably very soft metal. Anyone know the default combo for the S3877? The inside of the safe and items inside had a slight amount of moisture that I detected and thinking back a couple of months ago I realized it was due to a flood to the area the safe is mounted in. The final impetus to do this was the clarity of your picture, again. What worked: 30 happy seconds with my circular saw, cutting the back 1/3rd all around it. I have a Sentry Safe that I purchased from Sam’s a year or two ago (too lazy to look it up). Register for SafeEntry now and help fight Covid-19 in Singapore. I tried to break the handle off in the same direction that you would open the safe if its functioning properly, and it literally rocked the pins enough to open the safe. In looking through the door and components this is why the digital release mechanism would not allow the lugs to move because of the rust and moisture in the safe. If you don’t lock your safe with the key as well, anybody can simply kick the handle down and open your safe. We called a locksmith and he referred us to this site. So it appears you should keep your valuables under the mattress and maybe this crappy box will keep your important documents from burning. Thanks to all your posts I sprayed WD 40 in the little hole in the back and kept playing with the dial. 250.00 down the drain. THEIR IS NO ALTERNATIVE OF KEY OPENING . Nope The solenoid on the OA3810 is apparently on the upper right corner – getting physical. That default combination is in your user's manual. I tried an invalid code just to be certain that it is functioning correctly when I enter the correct code and sure enough the invalid code shows the red indicator as it should. Tapping it with a mallet failed,beating it everywhere failed. this Sentry product. I have not opened the safe in 7 years and can't remember the code. I was not sure if the code pad had failed to drive the solenoid or if the solenoid was stuck. I have included pictures to help you get an idea how big the drawer is etc. I returned from holidays to a dead keypad on my OA5835; I tried the name brand new battery tip and also tried a 9v battery but no luck. I assume it came with the 4AA battery module. battery-driven was a security mistake, but I guess I was rushed, and. I’m also re-assured knowing that if i ever lose the keys, i can potentially crack it open pretty quickly. MINES IS OPENING SMOOTHLY NOW AFTER I GREASED THE GEAR. I carefully pried the inside cover off and mine looks exactly like the photo above. Seems to be working fine now, I’m hoping this new solenoid is an improved model. In this photo there are 4 locking pins for the door that are shown (Tehre is one on the top that is missing, mine came loose too in that area) So using the original photo, the tension pin to keep the handle open is next to the locking pin on the bottom left. 2010-07-10 Update So my son purchased a Sentry safe today and I warned him about the sticking problem. I installed a 9v. Get free expert DIY tips, handy support, troubleshooting help & repair advice for all Sentry Safe products. Bcdaytonaboy said Bought a Sentry OA5848 Electronic safe that was missing key. The circuit board contained a voltage regulator, diodes, resistors and a transistor (surface mounted). The actuator made a nice “thunk” sound and the door opened. Im still pissed at sentry, will replace the safe at sometime, none of this cheap crap though. My code wouldn’t work, the factory code wouldn’t work, I tried just about everything from changing the batteries to insisting with the keypad, tried to reset the unit, no luck, the circuit had gone bad. Even though I keep it in a room with controlled temperature and humidity it started giving me opening problems a couple of years later. I’m on a business trip right now and after finding this post, I’m going to try this idea when I get home this Friday. From the front it was apparent that the battery seemed to be quite low, but the keypad still worked. The more adventurous examples of opening Sentry safes that can be found on YouTube whilst appealing weren’t viable for me. So, IF YOUR SAFE WILL NOT OPEN ELECTRICALY check to make sure you have not inadvertantly actuated the manual key lock!! Model SentrySafe, rubber mallet, lift handle!!!!!!!!!!... I learned this the hard way after my wife found this thread over an hour and a and... 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