Lost Keys & Key Replacement
I've forgotten the combination to my standard dial combination lock. How do I obtain the combination that I use for personal use?
Due to increased security concerns nationwide, Master Lock® recognizes the heightened need for additional safety measures. We no longer provide lock combinations in response to phone, fax, or email requests. Please follow the procedure outlined below to obtain the combination to your lock and submit your request to:
P.O. Box 1326
El Cajon, CA 92022-1326
with a check for $6.00 each. We will then return the locks to you with the correct combinations. Some may find it less expensive to simply purchase new locks, others may find some locks to be sentimental in value.
Note - We are unable to give combinations for "re-settable" locks.
I lost the keys for my padlock. Is it possible to obtain new keys for my lock?
It is possible to obtain replacement keys for your padlock ONLY if you know the key number. The key number is stamped on the original keys provided with your lock. If you do not know the key number, it is possible to obtain additional keys from a locksmith who can impression your lock. If you do know the key number, go to a locksmith or local hardware store to order keys. Please note that the locksmith will charge you a fee for this service. Not all locksmiths/hardware stores offer this service; please phone ahead.
I have a combination lock that has a keyway in the front or back. Is it possible to get a key for my lock?
These locks are registered to a particular business or school and the keys are reserved for their use only. Yes, it is possible to purchase up to 12 additional keys if you are the registered end user (i.e. a school or institution). Send us a fax on your official letterhead requesting the keys you need. Be sure to include the exact key numbers and any information that will help us find your user registration. The cost is $3.99 per key plus a $5.00 flat fee for shipping, regardless of the number of keys being ordered. Fax your request to 1-619-444-5677, to the attention of Customer Service/Registered Keys or call 1-800-778-2217 and ask for a customer service/sales representative.
A remittance request will accompany your keys.
I would like to purchase additional keys for my lock. Can I order them directly from Master Lock®?
Master Lock® does not provide keys directly to consumers; however, you may take one of your keys to a local hardware store, home center or locksmith where they can cut duplicate keys. Please note that not every store will have the appropriate keyblanks available. Please call ahead.
How can I get a new key for my lock if the locksmith/hardware store could not find a replacement?
It is not always possible to get a replacement key for every model of lock. If your hardware store can not get one for you, please check with a local locksmith. If they are also unable to get a replacement, you may have to purchase a new lock.
The hardware store no longer provides key replacement service. What should I do now?
Occasionally, a store will stop offering this service due to lack of demand or time constraints. In this case, we suggest calling a locksmith who is used to handling this type of request. To save time, always call ahead to ensure that your particular store provides these types of services.
I have lost the keys that came with my lock and I do not know my key number. Can I send my lock to Master Lock® to have keys made?
Without the key number, there is no way for Master Lock® to know which key will open your lock. There is no such thing as a "Master" key that will open all Master Lock® products.
We lost both keys to our lock during a move. Now we are unable to get some important records out of storage. What should we do?
If you did not record the key number, which was stamped on the original keys that came with your lock, it is not possible to obtain replacement keys. Contact your local hardware store/locksmith for removal. If you know the key number, a hardware store/locksmith can duplicate most keys.
I purchased a combination lock from school that has a keyway in the back. Can I obtain a key for it?
No, this type of combination lock is registered to a particular end user. Due to security constraints, only that end user is authorized to obtain additional keys.
Is it possible to order a new lock that my existing key will work with?
First you can try our one of a kind lock building tool, "buildalock™.com
". This will allow you to match your current key number to a custom made Master Lock® of your choice. If you do not find what you are looking for there, simply call one of our lock specialists at: 1-800-778-2217 or email us at: email@example.com
and we will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect lock made to your existing key number!