Remove Screws from Stripped Parts

MHC Service Tips

Few things are more frustrating than finding a perfectly good screw or bolt that spins or won’t back out of the part it secures. This usually means the threads in the part itself have failed and that no amount of turning will back the fastener out. Next time this happens to you, follow these three steps:

  1. Try wedging a small flathead screwdriver or flat blade between the part and the head of the fastener — and be careful not to damage the part.
  2. As you begin to loosen the fastener, put upward pressure on the bottom of the fastener’s head.
  3. The added upward pressure can help the fastener’s threads reach the remaining, undamaged threads of the part, allowing you to carefully back out the fastener.

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