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Screenline motorized blinds stuck

I have some Screenline motorised blinds. I think this model, with this motor. One of the blinds will go all the way down, but on the way up stops in the position shown. All of the other blinds work ...
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How can I remove the stuck casing for this faucet cartridge?

My new house has a leaky bathtub faucet. The previous owner bought a kit and replaced the shower head and the actual spout of the tub, but then it looks like they ran into the same problem I'm having ...
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How to remove this Moen bathroom faucet cartridge?

I have been trying to remove this cartridge. I removed the copper nut and was advised by Moen support to try vinegar and threading a screw in to pull it out, but nothing has worked. I feel like there ...
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Stuck allen bolt - out of ideas [closed]

I could use some help on how to move forward to remove couple of bolts. I am currently out of ideas. To give some context, I noticed that my scooter windshield was not exactly leveled and I thought to ...
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Bathtub plunger/stopper is attached to chain but won't budge. It is stuck inside the drain blocking the flow of water. How to remove it?

My bathtub plunger/stopper is attached to the chain but won't budge. It is stuck inside the drain blocking the flow of water. I tried hot water with dish soap as well as vinegar and baking soda. ...
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Why isn’t this drill bit going any further?

We’re trying to build a banister. This piece of wood would be the end piece. The tip of the drill barely goes into the wood before it gets stuck. We just tried charging the battery, but that wasn’t ...
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Push-to-open pantry door latch stuck closed

Push to open latch on pantry door is stuck. The magnet spring is at bottom corner, on the other side from hinges. There is a push plate at normal height, but no handles or knobs, nothing to grab.
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How to get stuck hot water shut off to close?

I’m trying to change my bathroom sink faucet and the cold water shut off closed easily. The hot water one I can not get for the life of me. I’ve tried WD40 and I tried a hair dryer. I tried tapping it ...
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How do I remove this broken screw without breaking the threaded hole it is in?

I was cleaning some built up calcium deposits in my shower and I noticed that the backplate for my shower handle had only one screw, so went to put another and noticed the screw was broken off in the ...
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Tight Single-Handle Moen Bathroom Faucet

I've got a single-handle Moen bathroom faucet (see picture) that has become very tight to turn left or right or push in and pull out. It works, but it has a "stuck" feeling that it shouldn'...
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How do I pull out a stuck facet cartridge adapter?

I have a black adapter for a facet cartridge that is stuck. I’ve tried to pull it out but it doesn’t budge as it’s been a few years since it’s been installed. Any advice on how to get it unstuck? Ps I ...
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Item blocking drawer opening can’t be moved [closed]

A knife in a knife block inside the drawer is too high and blocking the drawer opening. Because it is a slot in the knife block it can’t be moved back-and-forth or up-and-down so using the wire or ...
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How do I unscrew a stuck cartridge from faucet?

how do I unscrew the cartridge for my double faucet? It’s stuck and spraying boiling water and vinegar in it didn’t help. I'm trying to fix a leaky tap (hot water leaks). This seems to be the issue. ...
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Removing stuck Satco Ultra Mini GU24 CFL

I am trying to replace the Satco Ultra Mini GU24 CFLs in this fixture. I have tried the recommended twist and pull for these types, and I can twist them in place but pulling does nothing. Rough ...
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removing a stuck shower fixture

I am trying to remove a stuck shower fixture -- photo below. This fixture has two handles (bottom for temperature, top for shower/wand selector). I was able to remove the bottom handle using ...
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A plastic tube in my dishwasher which I believe is used to send water to the top rack, flung out during a cycle, melted, now the bottom rack is stuck

I tried removing it till I realized, it melted a line through it, is now stuck on the heating element, and the way where I would pull it out cooled off and reformed so i can’t pull it out.
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How do I remove this shower handle?

I'm hoping that somebody can help show me how to take apart the this shower leaky faucet (and matching bathroom sink faucets). I didn't find any set screws but I was able to twist off the cap (...
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Dresser Drawer is Stuck

This drawer is stuck in my dresser and won’t come out. I think there’s a screw on the rail that came out and is blocking it but I can’t figure out how to reach the screw to remove it. Does anyone know ...
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Leaking washing machine valve stuck

I noticed both hot and cold water inlets to my washing machine were leaking in small amounts. Turning the valves off stopped the dripping. Of course, I wanted to replace the valves. I would possibly ...
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Four outlet / Four USB charging station stuck in outlet

We have a "charging station" that has four USB ports on front and four regular outlets, two on each side, that was plugged into a bathroom outlet. Now I am trying to remove it, but it seems ...
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Moen bathroom faucet handle removal

I have a moen faucet handle that has been hard to turn and I suspect some kind of build-up. Anyway, I tried to remove the handle, and from my research, it seems I have to turn the base but it is ...
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How to replace Moen Finley faucet aerator

after dripping water from my kitchen faucet during freezing temp, my aerator blew out of it. I can’t find any info how to replace. Moen cust service did not call at my scheduled time slot and they are ...
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How to unscrew this stuck screw inside a pan handle

I have a pan that is rendered into useless because of the coating peeling off. So I tried to remove the plastic handle from both sides. There are 2 screws in both sides, and this last one stuck and ...
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How can I fix my garage door to stop it from rubbing with the frame?

My garage door currently rubs on the outer wooden frame, and this prevents it from closing fully. As it closes, the motor seems to sense the resistance and it starts pulling the door up instead. The ...
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Getting stuck nut from engine shaft

So the title seems like an obvious duplicate or easy answer. But my question is actually a bit different. I am trying to get a nut off the shaft of an engine. This is the "master" nut that ...
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What is the best way to permanently bond a driver tip to a stuck screw head?

I have been trying to close the two screwdriver-operated stop-check valves (visible on the left and on the right in the picture) of a Moen single-handle shower to cut the flow of water and allow me to ...
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Broken part of aerator stuck in faucet

My aerator got broken and the disconnected part is stuck in the faucet. Now if I don't unscrew the disconnected part, I can't install a new aerator. Please advise how to remove it. thank you.
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Sharp 90 degree turn downward dryer vent lint brush head stuck

I live in an apartment where the "maintenance" is next to nothing. The new dryer we bought to take advantage of the hookups in the apartment was giving us the blockage error signal and not ...
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How to open a door with no handle

Long story short, my door handle fell off today while the door was closed. Luckily I was outside the room. I've attached a photo. Any ideas how to get it open? I've tried the old credit card trick but ...
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How can I unstick a water connector?

My water diverter is screwed on to the outdoor faucet, but now it's stuck and it won't budge in either direction (black connector in images). It has four equidistant "notches" intended for ...
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Remove clutch shoe stuck on electric starter

Below is an image of the situation I am trying to resolve. What you can see is the following: The black triangly shape is the rest of the clutch shoe assembly of a centrifugal clutch. It is pressed ...
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Drill bit stuck behind chuck

I am a first timer user of a drill and didn't use the proper drill bits. I removed the chuck and put the drill bit where the chuck is located and now the drill bit is obviously stuck. Any suggestions ...
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How do I pull stuck stainless steel posts?

I understand that the name "stainless" in stainless steel merely means resistant, or even highly resistant, to rust. It doesn't actually mean that the metal will not rust. When I inserted ...
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How can I remove this rusted single hole faucet?

How can I remove this rusted single hole faucet? I've tried pentrating oil, despite the smell, I've removed the two lock screws. The thing won't budge. I feel like I've put a lot of pressure on the ...
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How do I remove this wall anchor stuck in concrete wall?

Bought a TV recently. Tried to mount it onto our concrete block wall. Drilled. Hammered the M8 wall anchor bolt (with the nut on) too hard and it morphed the bolt. Struggled to unscrew the nut, ended ...
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Flush mount Light won't unscrew

I have a flush mount dome light in my kitchen that burnt out a while ago. When I try to unscrew the nipple and remove the dome, the threaded rod inside the light spins as well. I tried seeing if I ...
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Anyone got tips on how to remove a bayonet lightbulb form a twist socket?

I made the mistake of putting a bayonet lightbulb into a twist socket and I can’t get it out. It’s above my bed so it would be preferable to not break it.
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How to remove embedded half of leg hinge?

I’m dismantling my desk so I can repaint it. The desk has two hinged legs, and one of the embedded hinges has separated into two. I’d like to remove the part of the hinge embedded in the desk so I can ...
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How to remove old 1-3/8" drain strainer from a bathtub?

I am trying to remove a bathtub drain as the first step of replacing the tub waste and overflow assembly... but this first step has me stymied because every method I have tried to unscrew the old ...
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How can I unscrew a flashlight so I can change the batteries? [closed]

I bought a Coast g25 flashlight new 2 years ago. The batteries are dead so I need to replace them. But I can’t unscrew it. It just won’t budge. It’s not rusted, and hasn’t had any other damage that I ...
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Help stuck shower bezel cartridge

I'm trying to replace a shower cartridge to fix a low water pressure issue in my mother's house. There are no brand names to google and I can't check for a clip to remove because I believe the bezel ...
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Quarter turn valve only moves when nothing connected

I'm trying to connect a new dishwasher in a house we just moved into. The problem I'm having is that the quarter turn valve that was already in place on the pipe that was already there for the ...
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What’s preventing my drill from going though my wall?

I’m trying to drill holes for 3/16 screws in the walls of my room, but the drill is unable to penetrate through some parts of the wall. At first I thought I hit a nail, so I tried making another hole ...
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How to move nut that is corroded onto tap?

I'm trying to change a bath tap (faucet for our American friends). On the hot tap side, the nut which holds the tap onto the bath is seriously corroded, and I can't unscrew it. As always with bath ...
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How do I release a bit from a jammed keyless drill chuck?

I have a Bosch PSB 650 RE hammer drill, with a keyless chuck: The chuck mechanism involves a button on top which, when pressed, allows the chuck to be tightened or released, rather than just rotating ...
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Internal latch plate stuck in latch bore? [closed]

I am trying to replace my interior door knobs and am really struggling to remove the latch in my bathroom door. The latch plate (which goes into the latch bore) was painted over so I assumed that’s ...
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My shower drain is epoxied, what do I do to get the drain out?

My prefab shower drain that screws in is glued with epoxy that was used to put the tile down. I've had to remove the tile and now the drain is stuck. How can I get the drain to screw down without ...
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Why does a Keyless chuck sometimes stick?

I noticed that Keyless chucks in cheap drills tend to become stuck often, but I've always wonder why does this happen. Is it due to overtightening the chuck? Are low quality drill bits a factor to ...
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How can I remove or cover a screw stuck in my drywall?

The Phillips head screw was used to hold a floating shelf on bedroom wall. The head of the screw became stripped, so my child decided to try to fix the problem themselves by digging out the drywall ...
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How to Unstuck a Tape Measurer [closed]

This tape measurer is stuck. The metal piece is stuck (where orange arrow is pointing). How do I unstuck it?
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