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Lost instructions for sandleford E.S.20 safe

Need to download instruction for safe and print it out

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  • annegporter Feb 04, 2009

    i have a sandleford ES20 safe with no key, no instructions and no knowledge of the previous owner's code. Can anyone help me?

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    I have a Sandleford Defender Electronic Safe and cannot find the key. I know the combination but for some reason the safe is not opning. 

    Can anyone help?

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  • Eleanor Robertson
    Eleanor Robertson Feb 12, 2019

    I have a sandleford e20 safe and it wont let me type my code in



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The operating instructions on the ES20 as per the crappy manual:

Open safe using emergency key provided

Insert batteries in the box inside the door

Opening the safe
a. pre-set factory code 159
b. input 159 (the yellow light will flash and the buzzer will beep), then press B or A button, the green light will be on, rotate the knob clockwise, pull outwards, the door is opened

Closing the safe: close the door, input the code (the green light will flash for 5 secs). Turn the knob anti clockwise, the control system will activate and the safe will be locked

Changing the code: open the safe, press the red button located inside the door, the yellow light will go on indicating the code can be changed. Input the new code (1-8 digits), then press A or B button, it shall be confirmed by two beeps indicating the new code has been accepted and stored. If the yellow light and buzzer beeps 3 times the code is invalid - try again

Emergency Key - store in secure place NOT inside the safe. Remove the override cover in the centre of the face of Safe (its a silver plastic panel with Sandleford Electronic Safe ES20 on it), insert override key (a cyclinder key) - hidden underneath the override cover panel - and turn anti clockwise, rotate the knob clockwise to open door

Changing the Battery - If the red and green light are on this indicates that the batteries are low and require changing. To ensure the batteries have been installed correctly test before closing the door

1. Operating instructions EA Electronic Safe

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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  • gumby37963 Nov 28, 2010

    TY TY TY, Safe now working again and fully operational. Key can now go back to its hiding spot. I'll write a short note for mum to keep in the safe. and one to keep instruction manuals in the filing cabinet.

  • The Scooter Jan 14, 2011

    Perfect advice - thanks very much for your assistance.

  • posty27 Mar 26, 2011

    hi posty here, thanks heaps. this worked first time. can now get on and use safe again.

  • adrianpeers
    adrianpeers Aug 21, 2012

    Great Help worked first time to reset the code after losing power, quicker than searching for the instructions (I have them "somewhere").

  • Lawrie happ Sep 18, 2012

    Thanks Dan safe working again, the fossil


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I have put the code in wrong to my safe too many time - I think after three time it beeped about 20 times and then stopped. Cant find the manual and dont have the key, any suggestions?

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  • ozzylanddist Apr 12, 2011

    I have put the code in wrong to my safe too many time - I think after three time it beeped about 20 times and then stopped. Cant find the manual, how do i reset the code?

  • Kirk Gibbons Jul 26, 2013

    i found this a great help. Thanks

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    jadm4x4_snr Mar 20, 2014

    if the safe isnt mounted (USELESS ANYWAY) use a wire to hit the reset button inside. add new code and hit the bottom left or right button. if not I used a hole saw in the back of mine and opened it. its covered at the back when mounted anyway as I only use the safe for stuff I dont want the kids to get to. you will never stop the smart theif stealing anything in a house when its not secure. 20 years locksmithing and working with home security

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    jadm4x4_snr Mar 20, 2014

    sorry didnt finnish......statistics definatly show that 90 % of break ins happen when youre at home. so lock up get descent safes. if its valuable then store it as so. cheers


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Thank you so much I can now put back important docs into safe I wish to thank everyone at fixya I will recommend your website to everyone who asks for assistants for problems Jean

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