Simplex Kaba Ilco Unican L1000 keyless lock - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


Try loosening the collar as much as possible and access the poke hole. I'm not sure how you managed to get the handle on, You might need to drill the collar, but if drilled while the collar is loose, the damage could be hidden. Good luck! Replacement collars are available, if all else fails.

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Jul 22, 2014 | 84 views


"If your lock is opening on every turn of the knob or lever, except upon entering a code, this may be a ZERO CODE. Before attempting to remove the lock from the door, refer to the troubleshooting procedures outlined at bottom of this document for a zero code symptom/solution

Solution: Follow the procedure for changing a combination except omit step 3 (do not enter
the existing combination)."

I excerpted the above from the full instructions on how to change the code. If you don't have them, got to this link:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/literature/literature_grid_mechanical_pushbutton_locks.aspx?id=13

and go across from L1000 to the last column, "Tips".
When you hover your mouse over PDF, two choices will appear; left click on the upper one, "Changing the code/..." to download it.
The download will be a PDF file format. If you are unable to open it, you will need to download and install Adobe Reader on your computer. There is a link (Get Adobe Reader) at the top right of the literature grid.
When you do get the download open, you will have the stepwise procedure and illustrations necessary-but don't forget to omit Step 3, if you believe that you have the ZERO code problem!

Good luck--and please provide feedback if this helps!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Jul 24, 2013 | 546 views


Customer service can be contacted from this link:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/service_and_support.aspx

Tech Support from this link:
http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/technical_support.aspx

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Aug 24, 2012 | 172 views


A Df-59 key can be purchased through this site:
http://absupply.net/kaba-access-control-lock-1000-series-key-df59.aspx Call them to order it @773-809-3667 Obviously it isn't really $0.

Or try this source:
http://www.ckilock.com/Mpage18.asp
The tenth item down is the key & spanner wrench for $9.

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Mar 16, 2012 | 122 views


Customer service can be contacted from this link:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/service_and_support.aspx

Tech Support from this link:
http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/technical_support.aspx

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Nov 08, 2011 | 236 views


I recommend that you contact Kaba Ilco with this problem--there may be nothing wrong with it at all, but you need an answer.
Customer service can be contacted from this link:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/service_and_support.aspx

Tech Support from this link:
http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/technical_support.aspx

Good luck!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Nov 05, 2011 | 176 views


I recommend that you contact Kaba Ilco directly with your problem.

Customer service can be contacted from this link:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/service_and_support.aspx

Tech Support from this link:
http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/technical_support.aspx

Good luck!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Nov 05, 2011 | 1,590 views


I recommend that you contact Kaba Ilco directly for technical assistance.
http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/technical_support.aspx
good luck!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Nov 05, 2011 | 90 views


Contact Kaba Ilco for technical assistance:
Tech Support from this link:
http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/technical_support.aspx


Good luck!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Nov 05, 2011 | 311 views


If you don't have the print instructions for your lock, go to this web page:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/literature/literature_grid_mechanical_pushbutton_locks.aspx?id=13

On the grid, go across from L1000 to the "Manuals" column & click on PDF, which will download the file of the manual for your lock.

If you cannot open the file to view it, you need to install Adobe Reader first. You can get the download (free) from here:

http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Now you should have the manual for reference.

Someone else who was wanting to change the handle sent me this information:

"I've got a Simplex L1000 series combination that needs the Outside Lever Assembly-Right Hand and Outside Sleeve Assembly changed on it. I have the parts needed but I can't figure out how to remove the Outside Lever from the Front Lock Housing.

I had the original question. For others viewing and needing the answer it's as follows: After looking and removing the internal parts I still couldn't find the solution, so I ended up sending it to a locksmith to replace the parts. They told me later that ALL internal parts from the Front Lock Housing needed to be removed, then rotate outside lever 180 degrees. Using spanner wrench depress the front knob retainer, then outside lever should slide off. Remove Drive Assemply and Front knob retainer from rear of front lock housing. *The key was rotating the lever 180 degrees. Nowhere in the directions was this mentioned nor was it mentioned in the email reply I received from Simplex.. So for all you out there, Good Luck! And make sure to add this key step to your directions."

As you will find in the manual, you need a special spanner wrench for this operation.
The spanner wrench (SMPBC201278 Simplex:SpannerWrench $9.00) referred to can be purchased from this site:

http://www.ckilock.com/Mpage18.asp

Good luck!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Aug 12, 2011 | 4,041 views


You will find a link to download the manual for your model on this page:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/literature/literature_grid_mechanical_pushbutton_locks.aspx?id=13

Hover your mouse over "PDF" under the "TIPS" column and the two choices of "Changing the Code/Combination" or "How to Reset a Lost or Unknown Combination" will appear--move your mouse over the appropriate one and click to download the info.

These are PDF files, requiring Adobe Reader to open. There is a link on the same page to download Adobe reader, if the file will not display for you.

Good luck!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Aug 04, 2011 | 208 views


I suggest trying this:
Go to the Literature Grid:
http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/literature/literature_grid_mechanical_pushbutton_locks.aspx?id=13
and hover your mouse over PDF under the TIPS (rightmost) column for the L1000
Then click on the lower choice that pops up: "How to Reset a Lost or Unknown combination....."
Yow will then download the file with the instructions that you need.This is a PDF file; if it won't open for you, you need to download and install Adobe Reader (it's free):
http://get.adobe.com/reader/

If you are not successful, please contact the Tech Suport for Kaba-Ilco:

Technical Support (Simplex, E-Plex, PowerLever, 4000 Series, Solitaire 850L, Solitaire 850/950)
1-800-849-8324 (option 3, and then option 6)


I hope this helped. Good luck!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Jul 16, 2011 | 195 views


I THINK that the problem you describe is because the lock is in "Zero Code":
"If your lock is opening on every turn of the knob or lever, except upon entering a code, this may be a ZERO CODE."
Go to this web page:
http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/literature/literature_grid_mechanical_pushbutton_locks.aspx?id=13
and position your mouse on PDF under the "TIPS" (rightmost) column on the grid line for the L1000.
Two choices will pop up; click on the upper one "Changing the code/Combination...." and download and open this file.
If it does not open, you need to download and install Adobe Acrobat on your computer from here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ It's free!

When you get this document open, you will see the statement that I quoted from the top about the Zero Code. At the bottom of the document you will see:
Troubleshooting
Symptom/problem: Outside knob/lever when turned always retracts latch without depressing
any buttons.
Cause: Lock is in zero combination.
Solution: Follow the procedure for changing a combination except omit step 3 (do not enter
the existing combination).

One last nasty piece of information: If you don't have the necessary DF-59 Key or spanner wrench mentioned in the procedure, you can get either from these sources:

Key:
http://absupply.net/kaba-access-control-lock-1000-series-key-df59.aspx

The spanner wrench (SMPBC201278 Simplex:SpannerWrench $9.00) referred to can be purchased from this site:
http://www.ckilock.com/Mpage18.asp

Whew! That was a lot of stuff, to digest, so I hope it helps. Good Luck!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Jul 16, 2011 | 203 views


The mechanism is not removable for the outside, for that would defeat the purpose of the lock if any would-be entrant could just do that!

I am including a link to the grid of information for the L1000 lock, where you can find PDF links to the Manual, Parts List, and Tips. Tips has reprogramming and troubleshooting information.

In order to view PDF files, you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. There is a link to get Adobe Reader on the Literature Grid Page:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/literature/literature_grid_mechanical_pushbutton_locks.aspx?id=13

I found this instruction elsewhere on the FIXYA site ( thanks to pctuneup191):

PROCEDURES TO CHANGE THE COMBINATION OF SIMPLEX 1000 SERIES CIPHER LOCKS


1.) ENSURE THE DOOR IS OPEN.


2.) INSERT THE DF-59 CONTROL KEY INTO THE COMBINATION CHANGE PLUG ASSEMBLY (ON THE BACK OF THE

DOOR) AND UNSCREW THE CYLINDER BY TURNING THE KEY COUNTERCLOCKWISE.


3.) TAKE THE CHANGE PLUG ASSEMBLY COMPLETELY OUT OF THE DOOR.


4.) TURN THE OUTSIDE DOOR KNOB CLOCKWISE ALL THE WAY UNTIL IT STOPS, THEN RELEASE THE KNOB.


5.) PRESS IN THE EXISTING COMBINATION FIRMLY.


6.) INSERT THE SPANNER WRENCH IN THE COMBINATION CHANGE SLEEVE. IT SHOULD INSERT AT THE NINE

O'CLOCK POSITION.


7.) TURN THE SPANNER WRENCH GENTLY CLOCKWISE UNTIL IT STOPS AT THE 12 O'CLOCK POSITION. NOTE

THE NOTCHES IN THE COMBINATION CHANGE SLEEVE MOVES AS THE SLEEVE IS MOVED.


8.) TURN THE SPANNER WRENCH COUNTERCLOCKWISE BACK TO THE NINE O'CLOCK POSITION UNTIL IT STOPS.

REMOVE THE SPANNER WRENCH.


9.) TURN THE OUTSIDE DOOR KNOB CLOCKWISE (ALL THE WAY, UNTIL IT STOPS), THEN RELEASE.


10.) INSERT THE NEW COMBINATION BY PRESSING IN THE BUTTONS. USE AT LEAST three numbers and a

maximum of five.


11.) TURN THE DOOR KNOB CLOCKWISE ONCE, ALL THE WAY, UNTIL IT STOPS. HOLD IN THIS POSITION AND

CHECK IF THE LATCH IS RETRACTED.


12.) RELEASE THE DOOR KNOB.


13.) TURN THE DOOR KNOB CLOCKWISE ONE MORE TIME TO THE STOP POSITION. AT THIS POINT, THE LATCH

SHOULD NOT RETRACT UNLESS YOU USE THE NEW COMBINATION.


14.) REINSERT THE CYLINDER INTO THE BACK OF THE DOOR BY SCREWING IT IN CLOCKWISE WITH THE DF-59

CONTROL KEY (DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN!)


REMOVE THE KEY.

A Df-59 key can be purchased at this site:

http://absupply.net/kaba-access-control-lock-1000-series-key-df59.aspx

The spanner wrench (SMPBC201278 Simplex:Spanner Wrench $9.00) referred to can be purchased from this site:
http://www.ckilock.com/Mpage18.asp

Customer service can be contacted from this link:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/service_and_support.aspx

Tech Support from this link:
http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/technical_support.aspx

Good luck!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on May 24, 2011 | 369 views


Navigate to this page, which is the product grid:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/literature/literature_grid_mechanical_pushbutton_locks.aspx?id=13&obj=1000

Then to L1000, and under the "TIPS' column, hover your mouse over PDFs, which will pop up a balloon of two choices; select "How to reset a lost or unknown combination"

This will download a PDF of the instructions you need. There is a link at the top of the product grid page to download and install Adobe Reader if you don't already have it, so that you can open the PDF download.

Good luck!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Apr 10, 2011 | 56 views


Navigate to this page, which show a grid of Simplex products, then scroll down to the L1000 entry:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/literature/literature_grid_mechanical_pushbutton_locks.aspx?id=13&obj=1000

Then go to the rightmost column (TIPS) and hover your mouse over "PDFs", which will pop up a window with two choices: Changing the code, or How to reset a lost combination.

You will then be able to download a PDF file of your choosing for instructions.

If you don't already have Adobe Reader or another PDF reader program installed on your computer, there is a link at the top of the the grid chart to download Adobe Reader.

Good luck!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Apr 10, 2011 | 169 views


Unican 4000 factory-default master code is 12345678

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Jan 17, 2019 | 1,087 views


I can't answer your question directly, but i can steer you toward some contact and technical information:
You will find a link to download the manual for your model on this page:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/literature/literature_grid_mechanical_pushbutton_locks.aspx?id=13

These are PDF files, requiring Adobe Reader to open. There is a link on the same page to download Adobe reader.

Customer service can be contacted from this link:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/service_and_support.aspx

Tech Support from this link:
http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/technical_support.aspx

Good luck!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011 | 784 views


You will find a link to download the manual for your model on this page:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/literature/literature_grid_mechanical_pushbutton_locks.aspx?id=14

These are PDF files, requiring Adobe Reader to open. There is a link on the same page to download Adobe reader.

Customer service can be contacted from this link:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/service_and_support.aspx

Tech Support from this link:
http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/technical_support.aspx

Good luck!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011 | 840 views


I found this instruction elsewhere on this site ( thanks to pctuneup191):

PROCEDURES TO CHANGE THE COMBINATION OF SIMPLEX 1000 SERIES CIPHER LOCKS


1.) ENSURE THE DOOR IS OPEN.


2.) INSERT THE DF-59 CONTROL KEY INTO THE COMBINATION CHANGE PLUG ASSEMBLY (ON THE BACK OF THE

DOOR) AND UNSCREW THE CYLINDER BY TURNING THE KEY COUNTERCLOCKWISE.


3.) TAKE THE CHANGE PLUG ASSEMBLY COMPLETELY OUT OF THE DOOR.


4.) TURN THE OUTSIDE DOOR KNOB CLOCKWISE ALL THE WAY UNTIL IT STOPS, THEN RELEASE THE KNOB.


5.) PRESS IN THE EXISTING COMBINATION FIRMLY.


6.) INSERT THE SPANNER WRENCH IN THE COMBINATION CHANGE SLEEVE. IT SHOULD INSERT AT THE NINE

O'CLOCK POSITION.


7.) TURN THE SPANNER WRENCH GENTLY CLOCKWISE UNTIL IT STOPS AT THE 12 O'CLOCK POSITION. NOTE

THE NOTCHES IN THE COMBINATION CHANGE SLEEVE MOVES AS THE SLEEVE IS MOVED.


8.) TURN THE SPANNER WRENCH COUNTERCLOCKWISE BACK TO THE NINE O'CLOCK POSITION UNTIL IT STOPS.

REMOVE THE SPANNER WRENCH.


9.) TURN THE OUTSIDE DOOR KNOB CLOCKWISE (ALL THE WAY, UNTIL IT STOPS), THEN RELEASE.


10.) INSERT THE NEW COMBINATION BY PRESSING IN THE BUTTONS. USE AT LEAST three numbers and a

maximum of five.


11.) TURN THE DOOR KNOB CLOCKWISE ONCE, ALL THE WAY, UNTIL IT STOPS. HOLD IN THIS POSITION AND

CHECK IF THE LATCH IS RETRACTED.


12.) RELEASE THE DOOR KNOB.


13.) TURN THE DOOR KNOB CLOCKWISE ONE MORE TIME TO THE STOP POSITION. AT THIS POINT, THE LATCH

SHOULD NOT RETRACT UNLESS YOU USE THE NEW COMBINATION.


14.) REINSERT THE CYLINDER INTO THE BACK OF THE DOOR BY SCREWING IT IN CLOCKWISE WITH THE DF-59

CONTROL KEY (DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!)


REMOVE THE KEY.

A Df-59 key can be purchased at this site:

http://absupply.net/kaba-access-control-lock-1000-series-key-df59.aspx

The spanner wrench (SMPBC201278 Simplex:SpannerWrench $9.00) referred to can be purchased from this site:
http://www.ckilock.com/Mpage18.asp

You will find a link to download the manual for your model on this page:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/literature/literature_grid_mechanical_pushbutton_locks.aspx?id=13

These are PDF files, requiring Adobe Reader to open. There is a link on the same page to download Adobe reader.

Customer service can be contacted from this link:

http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/support_contacts/service_and_support.aspx

Good luck!

Simplex Kaba... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011 | 595 views

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