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Old 09-08-2019, 02:20 PM   #1
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Removing trashcan wheel


I have an old Rubbermaid wheeled trashcan that I use for yard waste. One of the wheels is broken. To remove the wheel, I first need to remove a small cap on the end of the axle. I can't seem to get it off. I've hit it with a hammer, soaked it in WD40, grabbed it and the axle with pliers and tried to pull it off. I would appreciate any advice on removing this darn thing. I will attach a photo.

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Old 09-08-2019, 02:26 PM   #2
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Try applying heat with torch then tap off with hammer alternating sides. You could also use a small flat tip screwdriver to pry off the locking tab of the cap that's holding it to the axle. Keep trying, it will eventually come off.
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Use a box end wrench that just fit over the shaft and use that to hammer it off , try to get even pressure all around
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That's a push-on locking cap nut and the suggestions above should work. he challenge might be getting a decent swing with a hammer. They actually grab quite well. At worst you can take a hack saw and cut most of the way through it, or otherwise destroy it. Big box and hardware stores have bins full of them.
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You can't get it off, but how'd you manage to take a pic of the thing? Appears to be no wheel. Unless your axle is just way longer than it needs to be.
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Do you have a grinder....it'll cut right thru it.
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Managed to get it off by putting it in a vise and using a hammer and a punch to knock it free.

The axle pops off the bottom of the can. When I held it vertically to take the photo, the bad wheel slid down the axle until it hit the good wheel. That's how I took the photo.
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buy a new can?
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Use a box end wrench that just fit over the shaft and use that to hammer it off , try to get even pressure all around

this is what i did on mines
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Trade it with a neighbor...??
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