How to use a gym combination lock

a combination lock for gym locker

How to use a gym combination locka combination lock for gym locker

The best gym locker locks are the combo type but the truth is that most of us don’t know how to work with combination locks.

However, by now most of your devices are definitely digital and considering the many passwords and security patterns that you have to memorize for each device, this padlock is arguably the easiest to operate. It is actually more of the usual hardware than software.

How to set the combination code

The first thing is to ensure that get the best lock for your gym locker because there are many fakes out there. After that everything is as easy as the following steps;

Step 1; Rotate the keys until they align with the factory preset code of 0-0-0-0 along the red stripe.

Step 2; Pull the shackle up and turn it 90 degrees anti-clockwise until its notch aligns with the padlock notch at the shackle opening.

Step 3; Press down the shackle at this position until the pin enters the gap. Keep it pressed at this position and swerve it counterclockwise such that it can stay down even without you pressing it manually.

Step 4; Turn the dial and set your preferred combination code. The code should be easy for you to recall but hard for an intruder to guess the sequence. Make sure that the buttons are aligned with the stripe or top arrow.

Step 5; Turn the shackle 90 degrees clockwise and release it when the pin pops out.  You can now lock your padlock.

Step 6; Memorize your password and scramble the buttons to hide the sequence.

How to override the combination code in case you forget it

You might forget or lose your code and luckily there are some combo locks that come with a master key for override instead of having to cut, break or dump the padlock. Here are the steps to work with the master key override.

  • Insert the master key into the lock.
  • Twist the master key 90 degrees until the lock opens and release the shackle.
  • Turn the each of the dials to their tipping points.
  • At this point the buttons will be showing the code you had set when locking
  • Retrieve the sequence, lock the shackle and release the master key override. You are ready to reset and reuse the combo lock.

All in all, you can see that working with a gym combination lock requires you to know some few easy to follow steps and you are good to go. The most important thing is to ensure that you know how to find the best lock for gym locker.