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Old 01-29-2005, 01:54 PM   #1
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sticky vent cover openers

when we purchased our 60 traveler, we were missing one of the original 14" x 14" aluminum hehr vent covers. we have finally located a replacement and are gearing up to install it.
the question is this: the original "ladeux" openers have seized up and won't turn. any tips on how to get these loosened up and working smoothly...hopefully without a toxic goo that melts my hands in the process?
thanks for any advice-
martha
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Martha.

You can try soaking those operators in WD-40 for several days.

If that does not free them up, then they are done.

We have machined replacements.

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Old 01-31-2005, 08:07 AM   #3
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when we purchased our 60 traveler, we were missing one of the original 14" x 14" aluminum hehr vent covers. we have finally located a replacement and are gearing up to install it.
the question is this: the original "ladeux" openers have seized up and won't turn. any tips on how to get these loosened up and working smoothly...hopefully without a toxic goo that melts my hands in the process?
thanks for any advice-
martha
Try "Liquid Wrench", you can get it at any auto parts store.

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