Why is my padlock stuck?

Why is my padlock stuck?

Exposed cottage padlocks are prone to corrosion and debris infiltration, making them sticky or impossible to operate. Instead, clean the padlock with lots of WD-40, then lubricate it through the shackle openings with a few drops of very fine machine oil, such as 3-in-1. (Heavier oils attract dirt and cause sticking.)

How do you unlock a Brinks lock?

How to Open a Brinks Lock If You Have the Combination

  1. Spin the dial a couple of times to reset the lock.
  2. Turn the dial four full clockwise turns.
  3. Rotate the dial counter-clockwise twice.
  4. Rotate the dial clockwise once and stop on the third number of the combination on the second turn.

How do you break a small Brinks lock?


  1. Open up a bobby pin and bend it at a 90-degree angle.
  2. Remove the rubber tip on the straight end of the bobby pin.
  3. Stick the flat end of the pin into the top of the lock and bend it.
  4. Bend the wavy end of the bobby pin into a handle for more control.
  5. Bend the tip of another bobby pin to make the tension lever.

How do you reset a padlock?

Take these steps to reset your lock:

  1. Pull up the shackle to open the lock.
  2. Rotate the shackle 90° counterclockwise and press all the way down.
  3. Hold down the shackle and set your own combination by turning dials.
  4. Turn the shackle back as normal. The setting is now complete.

How do you force open a padlock?

Bumping a Padlock with a Hammer. Pull up on the shackle to create tension. The simplest way to do this is to insert two fingers into the shackle loop and use them to force the shackle away from the top of the lock. This will put the locking pins inside the lock into the right position for a quick crack-job.

How do you unlock a Brinks combination lock if you forgot the code?

Answer: When you first take the lock out of the package, the combination is, “0000.” Enter this combination and then slide the notch in the back of the lock up and to the left. Once you do that, set your new combination, then slide the notch to the right and down. Now your Brinks Lock is reset.

How do you unlock a Brinks lock without a key?

  1. Insert the narrow bent end of the short flex tension wrench into the key opening at the base of the Brink’s padlock.
  2. Slide the slimline short hook all the way into the key opening right next to the tension wrench.
  3. Reinsert the short hook if the padlock stays closed after the pins have been raked.

How do you reset a Brinks 4 Number lock?

How do you unlock a small padlock without a key?

How to Unlock a Padlock Without a Key

  1. Pick the lock if you have a lock-picking set or a pen and a small Allen key. Hold the lock in your left hand.
  2. Remove the pocket clip from the pen.
  3. Make a bend in the bottom half of the hair clip (about 1 inch from the bottom) or use a small Allen key.

How do you reset a locked 4 digit lock?

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