GWiens2001 wrote: tpark wrote:
twenglish 1 wrote:I didn't know they did that, I figured it out when I took the lock apart and noticed the extra cutout on the shackle, fairly tricky lock to reassemble, the disk pack gave me a hard time
Interesting - the ones I have only let you remove the key in the locked position. I wonder if that behavior is a BNSF customization for their locks. I would think that the standard high security lock behavior of only removing the key in the locked position would be better, that way if you have the key, you know the lock is closed. Maybe it's for the situation if there's an electric switch lock as well, and you have to wait for that to release before moving the switch and securing it in the new position.
Try opening the padlock and turning the shackle so it is 180 degrees from the closed position. Merely having the shackle lifted will not allow you to remove the key.
Essentially, the padlock will be locked in the wide open position.
I tried that on all my locks, but none of them will let me do that, there's no notch for it on mine.
Here's my reassembly instructions for one of my locks, a new style 102.
The c shaped spring should be on the middle spacer, and positioned so that the middle of it pushes out on the locking (notch) side of the lock. I use lithium grease in the core, but I think that there are only a couple of approved lubricants for this lock, otherwise you'll void your warranty, which probably isn't a problem for most people. The numbering is the order which the item is inserted into the core.
I assemble the pack so that it's unlocked - in this image, the locking side, is facing us. This is important, as the notch side must face the notch that is in the lock. The side with the set screw hole is the side with the locking notch.
I use a piece of brass rod as a "follower" of sorts - this keeps the balls from escaping (if you use enough grease, they won't escape, but the rod ensures it) plus you can use it to make sure that the top disk doesn't drop off the pack when you're inserting it. I usually have enough grease in there so it isn't a problem. Also, the outside of the pack assembly should be greased as well.
Here is where the pack is inserted - the shackle must be fully inserted, and if the notches in the pack are all lined up with the slot, it's easy to push it in. I make sure that the notch side of the pack is lined up with the notch in the lock, otherwise it won't work properly.
I test to make sure that the lock works properly by holding the top of the pack down with my finger and testing it with the key.
Once you've determined that all is good, replace the spring/top cap and screw the set screw in so it aligns with the notch in the cap.
The wrench is a 3/64 inch wrench.
I hope this is somewhat helpful - if anyone has any hints or suggestions for dealing with these locks I'd like to hear it, or if there's something wrong with my instructions I'd be interested too - there's no guarantee that the locks that I have were assembled correctly, so if you see something wrong, or your locks are different, please let me know.