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I have a screw that won't loosen completely it spins to the right and the left but ends up tightening again. I think it has a certain point where it'll just let go and be able to be pulled out but I don't know how to do that. It's not a regular screw that I've ever seen it has a hexagon deep inside but it has space for a regular Phillips screw driver and a flat head.

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    More information will be needed in order to be able to provide suggestions. A picture or two would be extremely helpful. – Michael Karas Dec 2 '14 at 5:15
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Is this screw part of a furniture assembly? What you describe sounded like a cam-lock nut, like can be seen here: http://www.swedishfurnitureparts.com/products/ikea-cam-lock-nut-103433 If that's it, then it won't actually retract, you just align it so the adjacent part can be removed. There should be a dot or indicator showing you which way it needs to be aligned.

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    It's pretty much an answer, though not clear if it's the right one until we get further info. – Ecnerwal Dec 2 '14 at 13:53

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