Problem with Liberty Safe electronic lock

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  1. 808hondacrguy

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    My electronis lock on my Liberty Centurion has been giving me problems lately, It doesn't open when the combo is pushed the first time, or second time. Sometimes it will open on the third try, but lately it has been taking 5 or 6 tries to get it to open. The keys beep, and do the double beep when done, like it is supposed to open, but the latch wont move. I've changed the batttery a few times, (Duracell), like the manual insists on, and cleaned the contacts. It's not acting like a bad battery, like I said, all indications are that it will open, but it doesn't. I'm afraid that it's going to stop opening at all, and a locksmith will have to be called. Lock says SG on it. any one else experience this, or heard of it? Any suggestions? Thanks, Guy
     
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    The electric solenoid lock may be either sticking, or the solenoid coil getting weak, or both.
     
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    I have been repairing electronic devices most of my life. When I got my Liberty safe I bought one with an old fashion dial on it.
     
  5. Reno911

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    The solenoid is likely failing.

    Internal lock that keeps the bolt from being able to open.

    If it is an Sargent and Greenleaf, you may be able to replace the solenoid yourself as they are usually repairable locks.

    If it is a Chinese brand, I’d get ahold of the safe manufacturer and have them fix or tell you how to fix.
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys, will call them on Tuesday, and see what they say.
     
  7. Joe13

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    Try and see if you can replace it with an analog lock:D;)
     
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    Looked on their website, they use a brand called Secureram. I’m unfamiliar with them.

    They look very similar to a S&G, so you may be able to swap it for the better lock.

    Some S&G are even EMP rated.
     
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  9. KKG

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    S&G are great locks for a safe. I keep buying the mechanical locks because I keep hearing about people having "issues" with the electronic versions.
     
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    808hondacrguy:

    had one do the same ,more frequently over 4 years; got the Liberty guys to give me a warranty allowance. There is a great Eugene area locksmith that installed new manual for me, no charge, total warranty including travel.

    Despite my efforts to remain enthusiastic about the electronic locks, I chose to go manual.

    PM me if you need more details.
     
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    theyre very nice people. atleast, in my experience as well as many others.
     
  12. 808hondacrguy

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    It is a S&G lock, model 6120. This cracks me up, how you can find anything on YouTube. This is my exact lock and my exact problem


    Should I try what this guy did to fix it, or try to go the warranty route first? This safe is over 3 years old, and I lost the receipt, so I don't know if they will be able to do anything for me.
     
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    No one likes a smart arse Joe!:D
     
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    I would call and talk to them before doing anything. In my experience they will help you even if it is just good solid intel.
     
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    If it is under warranty I’d likely go that route first.

    If not, they are not difficult to replace.
     
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    id atleast call and ask if theres any sort of warranty
     
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    Yes we DO!! o_O




    :D
     
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    My electronic lock on my Liberty has been trouble free so far. And I open it almost daily for various reasons. :)
     
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    I have probably opened mine more in 3 years than most safes see in 2 lifetimes. I love looking at my guns lol, there are permanent marks from drool on the ground in front of the safe :)

    I will hold off and talk to the Liberty guys before I do anything dumb ( my specialty)
     

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