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fitnessforlife Tue 14-Jul-15 21:17:59

If you've lost the combination code for a suitcase, how in the world does one get it opened?

AuditAngel Tue 14-Jul-15 21:21:10

Is it a rigid suitcase? Does it have a zip?

There is a Utube video of airport workers opening locked suitcases by moving the zips all the way to one end then forcing a pen into the zip and "peeling" it open

onefootinthebed Tue 14-Jul-15 21:25:09

I done this on a work overnight stay, I ordered a sandwhich and I knew it would come with cutlery and I cut through the lock with the knife it took forever , then I got a new lock the next day.

fitnessforlife Tue 14-Jul-15 21:36:33

Its a large soft (fabric and plastic) suitcase (travel) yes it has zips. its hasn't got a padlock, the combination numbers are on the actual suitcase. I've looked on youtube and saw the video showing how to look for the now with a dent and align them, but this is a very high quality suitcase and there are no visible dents whatsoever.

snozzlemaid Tue 14-Jul-15 21:39:19

Start working your way through the numbers. 001, 002...
You'll get there eventually.

AuditAngel Tue 14-Jul-15 22:53:51

Try obvious combinations. I use my birth month and year. Every padlock in our house has the same.

Mrsmorton Tue 14-Jul-15 22:56:38

I did this for a pad lock. Started at 001, combination was 966. I've had better days.

msgrinch Tue 14-Jul-15 23:00:00

Try the last combination you remember using then a few digits around it. I stupidly set mine to a memorable date but got one digit out of synch. that or a crow bar.grin

greygreybeige Tue 14-Jul-15 23:01:04


I've had better days

grin that's really tickled me

Twunk Tue 14-Jul-15 23:02:12

I'm sorry Mrsmorton but that just made me lol grin

fitnessforlife Tue 14-Jul-15 23:25:50

Suitcase belongs to DS 15 angry who hasn't the foggiest idea what combination he may have used, can't even help with wether the second part of the lock shifts to the side/or which side, once the correct code is put in. Its a bit hopeless really.

Cinnamoncookie Tue 14-Jul-15 23:26:39

I had to go through the numbers once on a padlock, decided it was odds on if I started at 001 it would turn out to be a high number. So I started at 999 aned worked down. Result ? 104. FML.

It only took about an hour, though, OP grin

crispycookie Tue 14-Jul-15 23:32:27

133 (that's my suitcase combination, might be yours too?) grin

Try the obvious first - 000, 123, 999?

catzpyjamas Tue 14-Jul-15 23:34:01


WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 14-Jul-15 23:35:13

They usually slide to the left.

The one we were given was 000

Just work your way through in one direction.

Good luck.

catzpyjamas Tue 14-Jul-15 23:36:54

If it's a Master Lock , you can try this?
"Forgotten Combination

Step 1
Pull the body of the lock and the U-shaped ring away from each other to put pressure on the mechanism inside the lock. Pull the body of the lock away from its attachment, or, if the lock is not attached, apply pressure on the U-shaped ring away from the body of the lock with your fingers. Keep holding a firm, steady pressure.

Step 2
Roll the dial closest to the U-shaped ring slowly, while keeping steady pressure on the mechanism. The dial will get difficult to roll over three consecutive numbers, and one of those numbers will click. You should feel and hear this small click, and that is the first number to your combination.

Step 3
Repeat Step 2 with the middle dial, and then the farthest dial. Leave the dial set when you find the click, moving onto the next dial. The combination will reveal itself, letting you pull the U-ring away from the body of the lock."

fitnessforlife Tue 14-Jul-15 23:38:40

I've tried the numbers suggested, no luck.

fitnessforlife Tue 14-Jul-15 23:39:38

Does anyone think Timpsons might be able to unlock it?

catzpyjamas Tue 14-Jul-15 23:40:23

What make is it?

fitnessforlife Tue 14-Jul-15 23:51:53

Linea New Hylite 4-Wheel Large Suitcase.

catzpyjamas Wed 15-Jul-15 00:10:11

I'm struggling to find an answer for you but I would give your DS the challenge of trying each possible combination. If it's three numbers, that's 1000 options so an hour of his time at most and may focus his mind to remember the code

catzpyjamas Wed 15-Jul-15 00:15:48

Have you tried resetting the lock with a pin?

AnulTheMagnificent Wed 15-Jul-15 01:09:25

Stick a screwdriver under the edge of the lock?

CorporationPop Wed 15-Jul-15 01:30:44

No need to try any combinations, just stick something sharp inbetween the teeth of the zip, and peel it open.

smilingbuddha Wed 15-Jul-15 02:52:52

I used the first 3 digits of my home phone number

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