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I'm having a hard time opening my old sentry fire safe.

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I'm having a hard time opening my old sentry fire safe. There isn't a model number on it but it's a 3 combination and the combo is 16-90-49 but not sure which way or how many times to turn the knob. I've looked at every manual and still can't open it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Cher replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and welcome!

I'm sorry you're having a problem with your old Sentry safe.

If you're sure of the combination, this should be the correct dialing sequence:

First, turn the dial a few times (gently) to the right or the left, to clear it.

A. Start the dial at zero.

B. Turn the dial to the left. Make sure ZERO
passes the pointer at least THREE times. Then stop
at the first number of your combination.

C. Turn the dial to the right. Stop the SECOND
time you reach the second number of your
combination.

D. Turn the dial to the left. Stop the FIRST
time the pointer reaches the third number of your
combination.

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Cher