Stuck X-joint (not twisted, not stripped)

 
ammarice Paid Member
I have an X-joint that I have already succeeded in "contracting" as much as possible (that is, the joint is as small as it can possibly be). However, for some reason it is seriously stuck in the B - pole. I tried icing it (cold = contract), and also I've tried applying some lubricant around that area and setting it so the lubricant will drip down, however going on two days now I haven't had any luck removing it.

I made an attempt to force it out using the handle of my swiffer (literally all I possess that was rod-like--sad, I know), but other than damaging my swiffer handle nothing happened...

Are there any other suggestions on how to get it out? Should I try to find a broom stick or a metal rod (a sturdier one than my swiffer, that is)?
20 days ago
Lindensee Paid Member
Hey there! That happened to me, too, and after trying all those things I lightly tapped the x joint with a hammer to realign it with the holes and the little tab (mine had twisted somehow in the process of taking it down). This dislodged it and I was eventually able to get it out. No problems afterward either. Good luck! 🤞
20 days ago from Renton, Washington, United States
ammarice Paid Member
So what you said sounded brilliant, because I've observed that the x-joint appears to have some wiggle room on one half, and is flush with the b-pole on the other half. But what do you mean by "lightly"? I tried lightly, and then a lot less lightly, and it doesn't appear to be budging... Did you still need to use a broom stick (or swiffer...) to get it out? Or were you able to pull it out?
20 days ago
Lindensee Paid Member
Bummer! I tapped on all sides and something moved so I was able to work it out that way, no stick needed. I hope something works soon!
20 days ago from Renton, Washington, United States
ammarice Paid Member
So just in conclusion should a future reader stumble across this and want to know the resolution: I tried shifting the joint with a hammer and it had no effect. I did finally get it out, using a broom-stick-like-object borrowed from a friend to force it out.
15 days ago
quancutie23
Home Depot or lowes can help you. Put a screw driver in the part where you the holes are and turn it with a thick belt you will need two pal for this job
15 days ago from Columbia, South Carolina, United States
 
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