Sometimes opening a combination safe that you own can be hard to open. There are two types of combination safe available out there in the market. One of them is a wheel lock one, and the other one is a digital combination safe.

If you forget the combination, you will not be able to open the safe, and you will have to find a locksmith to do the job for you. In this article, I will be discussing how to open a combination safe.

How to Open Combination Safes Without A Locksmith?

The following steps will help you understand how to open a combination safe properly.

Step 1

First, you need to look for the combination from the paperwork or user manual. Most of the manufactures will provide your card with the combination on it. If you lose the card or forget the combination, you don’t need to worry about it. Many manufactures will give you the combination again. You just need to provide them with proof that you own the safe.

Step 2

To open up a combination safe like a three-wheel, you need to rotate the wheel to the left passing the 1st number of the combination three times and stop on the 1st number. After completing the task, take a marker and mark the 1st number on the dialer.

Step 3

In this step, you need to rotate the dialer to the right two times and pass the 2nd number of the combination, two times, then stop on the number. If you mistakenly pass the 2nd number more than 2 times, then you need to start over again. After completing the 2nd task, mark the number on the dialer.

Step 4

Now rotate the dialer to the left, one time, and pass the 3rd number of the combination and stop. Mark the number on the dialer. Don’t rotate the wheel after passing the last number of the combination. If you accidentally move the number more than one time, you will have to start the process from the beginning.

Step 5

Now slowly rotate the dialer to the right until the bolt retracts. You will hear safe unlocking when the dial stops and bolt retracts. Now you are good to go. If the safe doesn’t open after putting the combination, then you may have made a mistake. But don’t worry, you can try again as per the given instruction step by step.

Step 6

After unlocking the safe, now pull the handle to open it. Many safes have a handle, turn the handle the way how you open it. If you don’t know, follow the manual. Remember, safe doors are pretty heavy, so open the door slowly. Keep the handle on how you open until you close the safe again.


Combination safes are very reliable to keep your things and important docs safe. However, it is also hard for a thief to open a combination safe. So you must keep your safe in a secret place and don’t share the combination code with others.