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Experience:  Over 20 years fixing Electronically devices
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Need help opening sentry safe I got from an estate sale it

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need help opening sentry safe I got from an estate sale it is empty
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: it is a sentry safe an has these numbers on a tag on the door msw3110 ay558565
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I just picked up the safe from my sister estate sale last week have tried nothing yet
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: well there is nothing electronic on the safe
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Richard replied 2 months ago.

Hi there and welcome

Is the issue you do not know the combination or have the key to the safe?

Please let me know

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Don't know combo don't have a key
Expert:  Richard replied 2 months ago.


The only way to retrieve the original, factory-set combination and / or key for your safe is by following the directions at the webpage below. You will need to provide your model number and serial number, in addition to some other information. The reason for this is you need substantial proof the safe is your's, else anyone could make contact and request for a combination which would falter the security and really make the combination worthless.

The process you start from is here

As you can see, you will also need to fill out a notary form to confirm safe ownership and prove your identity. Just click on 'Download Notary Form' from the link above, or for your convenience, you can also easily access it here:

Once you submit your information to Sentry, it should take about a week to receive your combination from them. You can request expedited service, if available.

If you need to contact Customer Care Center for any further questions or information, you can do so with the information here:

For your convenience, here are Sentry's Customer Service phone and Fax numbers:

Customer Service: 1-***-***-****

Fax:(###) ###-####/p>

The hours are 9AM - 6PM Monday through Friday, Eastern time, but are subject to change.

If you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

And if you can take a second to rate my service by clicking one of the stars at the top of the screen then submit, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Expert:  Richard replied 2 months ago.