How to Set and Reset a Combination Lock

 

How to Set and Reset a Combination Lock

Trends have been changed from key locks to combination locks in the recent years. They provide less hassle and keep you away from losing the key. Just set the combination of your choice and remember it to unlock.

If you need to set a combination lock or need to change the combination but have lost the manual, this article will help you set and reset a combination.

How to set combination lock

You need to follow these simple steps to set a new combination.

  1. Pull the shackle up
  2. Rotate the shackle counterclockwise 90 degrees and press it down.
  3. Hold it down and rotate it 90-degree counterclockwise again.
  4. Set the desired code by turning the numerical dials. (Choose a memorable code. Don't use codes like 1234 or 0000. You can set your lucky numbers, birth years or even your car's registration number.)
  5. After you have set the code, turn the shackle back to normal.
  6. Test your combination lock

How to reset a combination lock

To reset a combination lock the lock needs to be open. If it is closed, you will need the services of a locksmith. You must use the a reset tool that came with the padlock. The reset tool allows you to turn the wheels manually and set a new combination.

Follow these simple steps

  1. Place the reset tool in the hole on the side of the lock
  2. Rotate the tool 90 degrees, clockwise or anticlockwise.
  3. Set the desired combination code by revolving the numerical wheels while holding the tool.
  4. Turn the reset tool to the original position.
  5. Remove the reset tool.
  6. Record new combination in a safe place.

Some locks have serial numbers on their packaging. If you still have the serial number, you can recover the combination from the manufacturer. Check their websites for instructions. The process takes a few weeks.

TSA Approved Combination Locks (travel to the USA)

When travelling to the United States, it is important to understand that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers must be able to inspect the luggage of a traveller if needed. The TSA has approved locks available at airports and some stores. TSA officers have a master key they use it to open and inspect luggage.

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