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Slagwag 01-07-2012 03:35 PM

Stubborn Hex Bolt
I am taking apart my dryer and there are two hex bolts that holds the front of it together. It looks similar to this:

The other bolt I can turn to listen it but it never pulls out at all. Any tips on how to get this sucker out of there?

joecaption 01-07-2012 03:39 PM

Not sure why your trying to take the front off at all. Any I've seen are worked on from the top or the back side.
Lefty loosy.

Slagwag 01-07-2012 03:47 PM

Definitely going left.

I am using that site on how to open the dryer so I can replace the belt. The front panel has two screws to the top that are required to come off so that the front can pop off.

ratherbefishing 01-07-2012 08:25 PM

The hole's stripped. Get a putty knife, nail puller, knife blade, whatever behind the head and give a little outward pressure while you turn. It'll come right out.

titanoman 01-07-2012 08:44 PM

Or vise grips; pull outwardly while you turn counter clockwise.
(kind of like a counter-rotating glokinspheel)

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