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I went to clean out my flywheel area for the first time, and can\'t get the two bottom screws loose! They are way too tight, and I\'m afraid they are either stripped or almost to that point. What tis the symbol for "I have a non-handy hubby"? :D:D:D

Jen


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Gilroy, CA

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Ladies, I am not sure if this is a solution, but I heard that if you lightly tap the screw with a screwdriver and hammer at a slight angle, then that will "shall I say" bust it loose a bit and then you can get it out without stripping? Good luck.

PS: Put some painters tape around the screw area so if your screwdriver goes off during the tapping, it won\'t slip and scratch the exterior finish of the longarm


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Yep..I use a center punch that you would use with a hammer. You want to tap with the hammer to make a divot with the punch on the outer edge of the screw. Then angle your punch in the direction to loosen the screw and tap again with the hammer, this should break the screw loose.

Good luck!


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Argh, Shana, where were you when I gouged a huge (and deep) scar in my Liberty\'s finish?! Painter\'s tape...duh!! What a good idea....next time. My husband used a file to cut a groove in the top of a top-damaged bolt (from my aborted attempts to remove the extremely over-tightened screw) and then a screwdriver to remove it. He was so glad he hadn\'t damaged the finish... sigh. Caroline

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