Questions tagged [stuck]

Questions about releasing tools or pieces of material which have got stuck somewhere inaccessible, or in a position or state they should not be in.

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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?

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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How to remove tight screws from wall plug?

I have concrete wall (plastered), 8 mm holes, plastic wall plugs, intact Philips head screws, and a bracket outside. Accidentally I screwed the screws too tight. They stuck at one point, and won't ...
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My faucet valve cartridge is stuck. Need help!

I have Symons Callie SLW-7112-RP faucet and recently there is a water leakage on both hot and cold water. It is clear that the valve cartridges need to be replaced. I followed the instruction and ...
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Stuck padlock without key - its attachements to the door seem stuck, how could I remove it?

I recently lost the key to the padlock for the door in the garage. This was installed by the previous owner. Don't have a duplicate of the key and could not find the original I've lost. So I tried ...
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Toilet supply line seems connected somehow that I can't see, what do I do?

I've just bought a bidet and assumed that replacing the water supply line would be easy, this is turning out to be a bad assumption. After unscrewing both sides neither side seems to come out, I've ...
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Metal tubes stuck together: drilled a hole in one. How to get leverage?

I have an aluminum bicycle seat tube stuck in a steel frame. I have been using penetrating oils and heat and hammering and such to loosen the corrosion. Now I drilled a hole in the seat post, and can ...
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First wooden slide drawer of plan chest stuck close

Any suggestions appreciated I have a planchest with wooden sliding drawers and the top drawer of it is stuck close. I managed to open it about the 15cm by two of us pulling it out with a lot of force ...
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Mid door knob installation door shut and can’t open

I got as far as putting in anti-rotation block and screwing in latch when door was pushed closed and now I cannot open it up in order to complete the privacy door knob installation. Luckily I was not ...
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My Dresser Drawer is stuck closed

I have a dresser drawer that is stuck closed without anything inside it blocking it. The inside of the drawer is empty, so I assume it is blocked on the rails somehow, but as far as I can tell I don'...
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Removing stuck kitchen faucet

Trying to remove Grohe single hole faucet. There’s no obvious nut to remove, the C washer might be threaded on but it can’t turn with the pipes blocking the twist and it won’t twist independent of ...
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Remove screwdriver tip from screw hole

Gonna be a weird one. I've tried to open up a Neato Robot Vacuum to fix a small problem and I've found myself in a doozy. Trying to unscrew it, the tip of the screwdriver must have been loose and fell ...
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Stuck/Spinning Bolt Screw

Some time ago I had a handyman install a pull-up bar with some "M10 x 75" bolt screws that came included with the pull-up bar. When I try to take the bolt screw off to remove the pull-up bar,...
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Cannot remove this sliding door

I have a sliding door that I cannot remove. There's a roller that need to be cleaned or replaced. I believe I'm supposed to lower the rollers so it will tilt in or out. However, there isn't enough ...
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How to unlock a jammed cam lock

I am trying to disassemble an IKEA desk, and need to get the cam locks off and out to take the desk apart. The issue is not prying them out, it's turning them to get them unlocked. Most of them ...
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Broken drill bit is stuck in DeWalt drill

I know this may be a common issue. I have searched the internet and so far i am not able to get this broken drill bit freed from my DeWalt drill . My idea is trying to hammer this bit down but it ...
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How can I remove this stuck screw in my bathroom?

I'm trying to remove this tower holder, but the screw is stuck. The hole seems to be a 2mm hexagonal socket, but the allen key turns and cracks without moving the screw. I've tried other fixtures and ...
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Lock stuck open, key is out

I was opening a door at my place. You have to turn the key to open the latch while the handle remains locked. I did this and while the key was turned i pushed open the door and the key popped out. Now ...
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Kitchen Physics: How to unstick metal pot lid from wooden salad bowl

So this isn't really a home-improvement question but I think the people here have the skills to answer it. If there's a different site you'd recommend asking, please let me know and I'd be happy to ...
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How do I get this lag bolt out?

As you can see, the (3/8") lag bolt broke off about 1.5cm beneath the surface. I have a 18V cordless drill and a corded high speed dremel at my disposal. My initial idea was to use some sort of EZ-...
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Screwed bolt past thread. Now it is stuck. How to remove it?

The thick metal plate has a thread for two bolts. By mistake I screwed one of the bolts in all the way. Now the bolt won't come out from the metal plate - bolt spins freely both directions. I tried to ...
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Cannot remove door knob — totally inaccessible!

My laundry room door knob locked up yesterday and the door can't be opened. A thorough search revealed no screws, latches or any discernible way to remove the knob. I got the door knob off with pliers ...
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How do I go about fixing this window that won't pull shut, either temporarily or permanently? So much cold air is leaking in

Album link: https://imgur.com/a/I64sdOR By looking at the other windows that function properly this one white lever should cause two little arm thingies to pull the two brown tabs inward and shut the ...
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Can't get drive hub out of washing machine to replace gearcase

I have a Kenmore "VMW" model 110.21302012 I am pretty certain the problem with this machine is the gearcase has worn out. To that end, I already have purchased and received the replacement, as well ...
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How to remove plastic retainer sleeve stuck in faucet handle threading?

I have a plastic "retainer sleeve" that threaded into my shower faucet handle a bit off and is now stuck. Any advice on getting this piece off?
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Wood Floor Panel moved out of place and can’t move back, please help!

I was walking up the stairs and when I reached the top step my foot slid forward and wiped out. When I looked up, I saw that a panel had slightly moved, but when I tried to move the panel back into ...
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Stuck parquet hardwood flooring

I'm doing a reno project and when we demo'd the old parquet hardwood floor, half of it came up no problem.. the other half is stuck badly to the older hardwoods underneath. They used some type of ...
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How do I take off this shower head?

I have been trying to take it off for a while now. The damage to it was like that when it was installed before I moved in.
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Boiler Combi 24 pressure indicator always point to 0

I have a Boiler Combi 24 (UK) and this morning I just noticed that the pressure indicator is pointing to 0. However everything is working fine, I have heating and hot water. Usually when the ...
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Dewalt DCS391 - Can't change blade on circular saw because of stuck blade clamping screw

I need to change the blade on my Dewalt DCS391 circular saw for the first time. The blade clamping screw is for an hex key left-hand threads, but I can't unfreeze it no matter how much lever of ...
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Rusted metal pole in sleeve

I have a square metal pole in the ground which has a metal sleeve and it's rusted that I can't get it out. In the past I've removed these poles using a Jeep jack (as in the image) and it's worked well....
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Latch bolt stuck inside door jamb

[latch bolt still in door jambThe latch bolt for my exterior door is stuck inside the door jamb. I have removed both door handles, but can't get the door open to get at the latch plate or strike plate....
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How to take out a screw on wall

I tried hammering the screw a bit to loosen it. Any suggestion? I'm thinking of getting something to saw off the holder and hammer the screw into the wall.
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how to remove frost free outdoor faucet drain valve assembly

I've tried unscrewing the part outlined in red below. No dice. Do I just need to remove the whole rod (above the red outline) and replace it?) If so, can anyone point me to instructions for them. I ...
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How can I unstick gear on a clock

This may be a little OT for a "Home Improvement" site but it's -- sort of -- home repair so I hope I can get some pointers. I have a Golden Hour Clock which doesn't keep time. The minute hand is ...
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Front door is stuck on a stopper

I have a double door front entrance. The second door(the one not frequently used) does not easily open because it catches in the groove for the vertical lock. I usually need to unhinge it with a ...
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Screws stuck inside of Anchors, with shelving unit in between.

I drilled the anchors into the wall and used the screws they came with. The screws wouldn't drill all the way in to lay flat against the shelf, so I tried removing the screws from the anchors and the ...
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Outdoor tap won't close completely

My outdoor tap seized up and wouldn't close. It was gushing water. I bought a new one and replaced it. It's a cheap one from Bunnings (link, but male instead of female), screwed on to the pipe with ...
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Bouncy Ball stuck in toilet

So I had some of my wife's friends over and one of their kids threw a bouncy ball down the toilet and flushed it, and I don't know what to do, anything will help at this point
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Faucet Stem is Totally Stuck on Faucet Housing

I am having a problem with my bathroom shower faucets. I have a leak in my bathroom shower taps. I have a Jameco faucet and I found new stems for the hot and cold. replaces the hot water side with no ...
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How to open jammed shut off valve

I want to open a valve and tape it properly to prevent further leakage. But the valve is jammed and as I put more force to open the hexagonal nut (shown with red arrow) it is going to be deformed into ...
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Old Frost-Free Sillcock Woes

I disassembled this old outdoor spigot to replace the stem seal and stop the slow spout drip. I can't see any markings on it. But the seal refused to slide out and from pulling, popped off inside the ...
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Light fitting plastered into ceiling

Hoping someone can help... I recently had some plaster work done throughout my house. Skimming on the walls and new board on the ceiling. Annoyingly, the chap has plastered around the light ...
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How to get an Ikea screw mount out of a piece of wood?

I was assembling an Alex desk that I got from Ikea today and I misread the instructions and misarranged a screw mount.