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    Apr 1, 2013, 01:47 PM
    Anyone have info on changing a gunsafe lock?
    The gunsafe is a Winchester series and the lock must be having an issue since it is consuming batteries, one every few days. Does anyone know how to take the defective lock out to replace with new?
    Sincerely,
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    Apr 1, 2013, 02:13 PM
    Contact the company. A friend of mine had an issue with a lock like that and they sent someone out to replace it for free as part of the warranty.
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    Apr 1, 2013, 03:45 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by odinn7 View Post
    Contact the company. A friend of mine had an issue with a lock like that and they sent someone out to replace it for free as part of the warranty.
    Thank you for your answer, the warranty has expired.
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    Apr 1, 2013, 03:51 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by reynoldstwo View Post
    Thank you for your answer, the warranty has expired.
    I would call anyway and see what they have to say. They may send out a new lock assembly free of charge.

    That is too fast for a battery to be draining.
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    Apr 1, 2013, 06:18 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by cdad View Post
    I would call anyway and see what they have to say. They may send out a new lock assembly free of charge.

    That is too fast for a battery to be draining.
    I believe that I will call the company tomorrow and see what they say. Loved your answer, thank you.
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    Apr 4, 2013, 06:53 AM
    Install a Battery

    May help?
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    Apr 4, 2013, 10:12 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmando View Post
    Have installed a number of batteries, safe eats them within a couple of days. I called the manufacturer of the safe and will probably end up ordering a replacement keypad from them. Thank you for the answer though.
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    Apr 4, 2013, 04:43 PM
    It's a Link
    If you click on the Blue "Install a Battery", it takes you to winchesters site, has their Locks, Support, other Locks?
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    Apr 4, 2013, 04:49 PM
    Not sure the Normal standby current, Tech Support should be able to provide, you could check current with a meter, not sure the lock, maybe the bolt isn't fully extending, and motor is lugged down/runing due to not fully extending? tripping limit. Several types?
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    Apr 5, 2013, 10:25 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmando View Post
    Not sure the Normal standby current, Tech Support should be able to provide, you could check current with a meter, not sure the lock, maybe the bolt isn't fully extending, and motor is lugged down/runing due to not fully extending?, tripping limit. several types?
    The tech that I spoke with says that it sounds as though it is the keypad and not the lock itself. Will most likely be switching from a battery keypad to a dial with out a battery.
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    Apr 5, 2013, 10:48 AM
    Like I said, I have a friend that has a Liberty gun safe (looks like the same manufacturer as the Winchester safe) and his battery was doing the same thing. They did replace it under warranty. They replaced the keypad and that solved the battery eating problem. There was something defective in it. You called and told them the problem and they aren't covering it? How long have you had it?
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    Apr 5, 2013, 11:34 AM
    Purchased 10/2010. They aren't covering it, though the price I was given for a replacemnt keypad is decent. I did check around online and local and not a better price anywhere I looked.
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    Apr 5, 2013, 12:26 PM
    That's too bad. Well, good luck and I hope you get it fixed.
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    Apr 5, 2013, 12:57 PM
    Appreciate your answers
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    Apr 5, 2013, 06:11 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by reynoldstwo View Post
    appreciate your answers
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    Also if you have any other questions or would like to discuss firearm issues then please do so. We have many here that have a fair amount of knowlage about a wide range of subject matter and opinions for this area.
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    Apr 5, 2013, 06:39 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by cdad View Post
    Also if you have any other questions or would like to discuss firearm issues then please do so. We have many here that have a fair amount of knowlage about a wide range of subject matter and opinions for this area.
    Thank you,
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