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 Post subject: Stuck knobs because of rusted screws
PostPosted: Dec Sun 02, 2018 6:34 pm 
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Hi All,

I'm struggling to remove the knobs on a Silvertone 4465, there's a little screw on each of them that are badly rusted and they don't want to move. What are you usually using to loosening them ?

I was thinking of using WD-40 but is it safe to use it on wooden knobs ?

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 Post subject: Re: Stuck knobs because of rusted screws
PostPosted: Dec Sun 02, 2018 8:23 pm 
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WD-40 shouldn't attack wood at all, or really anything else. That would be the first thing I would try.

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 Post subject: Re: Stuck knobs because of rusted screws
PostPosted: Dec Sun 02, 2018 8:45 pm 
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fifties wrote:
WD-40 shouldn't attack wood at all, or really anything else. That would be the first thing I would try.


Thanks for the reply, and forgive my ignorance, those knobs was in fact in plastic :oops:
so WD-40 did a great job, only one left that is harder than the others.

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 Post subject: Re: Stuck knobs because of rusted screws
PostPosted: Dec Sun 02, 2018 11:14 pm 
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I just guessed that the knob was wood, but no matter. If the harder one is still stuck on the shaft, I would orient the knob so the setscrew is facing up, then shoot some more WD-40 into it, and wait awhile, in order for it to penetrate.

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 Post subject: Re: Stuck knobs because of rusted screws
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 2:27 pm 
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Hey, if the WD 40 doesn’t do the trick, I like to use KROIL. This stuff is amazing.... works like WD40, it’s a penetrating oil and will not hut the plastic , or wood. Good luck :)


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 Post subject: Re: Stuck knobs because of rusted screws
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 3:22 pm 
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If you can heat the knob shaft up with soldering iron and get it hot, then try and pulling off.


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