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Offline AJ

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5 Ways to Remove Stripped Screws.
« on: April 24, 2014, 07:06:51 AM »
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Offline afterblast

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Re: 5 Ways to Remove Stripped Screws.
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 11:13:11 PM »
Can you imagine the look on a customers face if you used a jigsaw to cut a part of their  appliance off due to a stripped screw?  :rofl:

..I just keep a set of grabits in the toolbag

Offline andersenappliance

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Re: 5 Ways to Remove Stripped Screws.
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 11:32:25 AM »
The screws that get me are the ones that hold igniters on the burner tube mount and the screws that hold the gas burner heads down on the stove top.  They always seem to rust on.  The ignitor screws usually just strip completely out, and you have to pry them up while turning, otherwise they just spin.  The stove burner screws generally just break and leave a screw shaft in the hole.  I've taken to giving them a sharp rap or two before trying to remove them so that I can break 'em loose before stripping them.

When I put washers together, I use a dab of anti-sieze on the threads, to save me or someone else a headache down the road.

  The tape is a neat trick.  I'll have to try it.

Offline Bailey

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Re: 5 Ways to Remove Stripped Screws.
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 12:54:45 PM »
Somewhere I learned a trick with those ignitor screws. A drop of liquid dish detergent on the threads before turning them. They come right out.

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Re: 5 Ways to Remove Stripped Screws.
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 09:08:09 PM »
I use a quick spray of Simple Green cleaner and it always works.

Offline afterblast

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Re: 5 Ways to Remove Stripped Screws.
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2014, 12:15:25 AM »
I'll second the dish liquid trick... works like a charm, and doesn't leave weird odors when you test the oven out

 

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