Can't remove broken screw tip
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Kieren89
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Can't remove broken screw tip

by Kieren89 » Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:39 pm

Hi everyone, this is my first post. Interested to see if this is a useful spot.

I've had to refit my washing machine motor which must have flown off mid spin because its snapped one of the 4 screws that was holding it into place.

The problem I have is that the remaining tip of the screw is still lodged deep inside the threaded hole and I need to get that out to secure the motor back in place

Any ideas on how to remove this tiny piece of stress?

FYI: It is practically flush with the entry into the hole so I can't pinch at it or screw it through the other side as I can't get any purchase

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Re: Can't remove broken screw

by stoneyboy » Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:20 pm

Hi kieran89,
Use a thing called an easy out. Spray the remaining bit with lubricant, drill a hole down the centre and extract the bit using the easy out.
Regards S

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