How to Open a Yale Safe With a Combination

The Yale safe can be used to store valuable personal documents and is ideal for businesses that need to store large amounts of cash. Many Yale safes operate with a combination lock, protected by a four-digit combination. With the combination in hand, you can operate your safe and have a secure place to store your valuables.

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Learn how to operate your Yale safe.

Step 1

Rotate the dial on the front of the safe twice, once clockwise to the right and once counterclockwise to the left, stopping the dial at 0.

Step 2

Rotate the dial in a clockwise direction, passing the first number of the combination four times. Stop the dial on that number on the fifth rotation.

Step 3

Rotate the dial in a counterclockwise direction, passing the second number of the combination three times. Stop the dial on that number on the third rotation.

Step 4

Rotate the dial in a clockwise direction, passing the third number of the combination twice. Stop the dial on that number on the second rotation.

Step 5

Rotate the dial in a counterclockwise direction until it reaches the fourth number of the combination. When the dial reaches the last number, you will hear a click inside the lock and the safe door will open.