How to Open a Combination Lock on a Samsonite Suitcase
Many Samsonite suitcase models are equipped with key or three-digit combination locks for security. Combination locks on luggage give the traveler one less thing to worry about, since there's no need to remember where you left the key or to waste time looking for a lost key. However, if you forget the Samsonite combination to release the locks, you're no better off. Rotating combination locks are relatively simple security mechanisms that can be unscrambled. Once you've cracked the code, it takes only a minute to reset the combination to a three-digit number you can remember.
1. Place to view the combination locks.
Place the Samsonite suitcase on its side to view the combination locks.
2. Look into the narrow gap between the wheels.
2. Turn on a flashlight and shine the beam directly into the lock mechanism so you can see behind each numbered wheel for the combination. Look into the narrow gap between the wheels.
3. Rotate the left wheel until you see a notch in the wheel line up with the mark on the outside of the lock.
Rotate the left wheel until you see a notch in the wheel line up with the mark on the outside of the lock. This is the first number in the combination.
4. Repeat for the second and third wheels
Turn the second and third wheels in the same manner until the notches line up with the mark on the lock.
Slide the latch button outward to release the clasp.
6. Reset the combination
Reset the combination on your luggage by pushing and holding the button next to the lock inside the suitcase. Rotate the numbered wheels one at a time to the new combination and release the button.
7. Test the new combination
Test the new combination before closing and locking your Samsonite suitcase.
8. Store new combination in a safe place
Write down the new combination and store it in a safe place away from the luggage. A passport pouch or compartment in your wallet makes a useful storage spot.