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Old 03-12-2015, 03:38 PM
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Can't get top front panels loose.

The rear fasteners (knobs) don't turn. Finally managed to get one off by using a lever, but the other doesn't turn at all. Any one have this problem, and perhaps a solution?

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The rear fasteners (knobs) don't turn. Finally managed to get one off by using a lever, but the other doesn't turn at all. Any one have this problem, and perhaps a solution?
300 series stainless steel bolts (and threaded inserts in the panel). I deal with this a lot where I work. It's a combo that tends to gall (seize). The best thing is to lubricate the threads before galling starts. If you feel it galling, stop what you're doing and try to work some kind of oil in there, work it back & forth and you may have a chance. Otherwise you'll probably end up twisting the bolt head off.

The first time I turned these Freedom Panel knobs I recognized that "feeling" and promptly applied a bit of lube.
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I think I saw a wrench made specificly for the top on quadretecs site.
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