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gpowell52 03-03-2008 07:50 AM

Remove a screw
How can I remove a screw which head has been rounded off, and therefore I cannot get a screw driver in. The screw is holding the front of a integrated dishwasher front.

wfischer 03-03-2008 09:28 AM

If you can grab the head with a pair of pliers, that'd be the simplest way. Vice grips would probably be your best bet. If pliers won't work, then you'll probably have to get one of those special screw removal tools.

jogr 03-03-2008 01:53 PM

Two other options:
1) enlarge the slot with a dremel with a cutting disc, the use screwdriver.
2) Use a drill bit the approx diameter of the screw shaft and drill straight into the head. When the head pops off you can remove the dw front and then remove the rest of the screw by grabbing the shaft with vice grips.

AtlanticWBConst. 03-03-2008 03:57 PM

Can you re-cut a new slot into it and try do back it out?

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