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Allwin lock, lost key

Postby classicgambler » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:45 pm

Hello guys,
I'm gunna try and repost this again. I have this allwin (pictured). I went to get the keys for it but was told they have been lost. What is the best way to get the lock freed to open the door?
Many thanks.
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Re: allwin lock, lost key

Postby slotalot » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:54 pm

Hi Les, :cool:
Best thing to do is take the back off the machine, then you can get to remove the lock from the inside and take it to a good locksmith.. !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: allwin lock, lost key

Postby classicgambler » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:56 pm

Thanks Stu, I will get that done - much appreciated, thanks. !THUMBS!

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Re: allwin lock, lost key

Postby coin-op » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:06 pm

Ha! that's interesting; I posted a reply and it was 'live', but after I went and replied to your other posting about it disappearing, I found my post had disappeared! So, at least you are not being singled out for the disappearing post treatment. Apart from the suggestion Stuart has made, I also suggested the obvious - a good old fashioned locksmith to pick the lock and a method which has on occasion worked for me; that is, place two thin pieces of metal in the gap between the wall of the cabinet and the door where the lock is and use something like a screwdriver to prize the gap wide enough to allow the tongue of the lock to become free of the door. This can work, but you need to go slowly with this method and watch out for tell tale signs of too much strain on the cabinet!

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Re: allwin lock, lost key

Postby classicgambler » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:05 pm

And I thought someone had deleted. Sorry for the rant guys, I'm not usually a ranter. At least I know I'm not the only one who seems to have posts vanish into thin air. I will have a look first to see what I can do about getting into the back to gain access but I think taking the machine to a locksmith to get it open will have to be an option as well. I will also have a go at that as well coin-op, but like you said, do it gently, but if I hear a strange noise coming from it, then locksmith will be the best option. Thanks for your help guys. !THUMBS!

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Re: Allwin lock, lost key

Postby tylerdean » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:58 pm

Try visiting the locksmith store, they will get you the keys after seeing it.

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Re: Allwin lock, lost key

Postby JC » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:36 pm

I should imagine he's got it open by now :roll:


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