October 9th, 2010

dear diary

Combination locks

I bought the cheapest available lock at Walmart. When it works, it works, but lately I've been having a problem that it doesn't actually lock. I was wondering if I'm doing something wrong, so I've been looking for some guides.

"To close the lock, press the shackle back into the hole near the top of the lock. It doesn't matter what number the arrow notch is pointing toward to close the lock." Yup, that's what I do. But then I try to check if it's locked and pull on it -- it's not locked.

Anyone had similar experience?