I bought a craftsman toolchest last night and when I got it home I
opened the drawers and then closed them and locked the chest. Now I
cannot unlock the chest. I have the key that came with the chest, and
the key numbers match the cylinder numbers. Has this happended to
anyone? Is there some sort of trick I am not aware of? Please help,
I need to use this chest. Thanks a lot!
Make sure everything is fully closed. Just a little pressure can keep the
lock system from working correctly. If that doesn't work try jiggling(light
in/out motion) each drawer and up/down with the lid while putting a little
turning pressure on the key. Basically you're trying to get all the
mechanisms to line up at the same time. The key doesn't have much leverage
for all it does. Don't force anything. Haven't locked my Craftsman boxes
very much but that was common with my Kennedy roll about.
I forgot my Craftsman chest has couple of straps connected to the lid at the
back. Seems something setting against them has caused problems before. I
think it was closing though. Anyway you might try tilting the chest forward
to move thing away from them if you have anything in it. Of course anything
that gets out of the drawers at the back can cause problems that could be a
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.