Seized screws

Paul_Simpson

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Did an oven around 6-8 months ago where I couldn't remove 2 of the backing plate screws and consequently cleaned it in place although it made it very difficult.
Well I'm going back to do it again tomorrow. Any tips on how to free up, apart from wd40, or is it best left in place as I might cause further problems removing it.
 

Christina Daniel

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Try this thread - looks useful.
 
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Paul_Simpson

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Thanks for the replies. Too late to get something for tomorrow now, as per Christina' s link but will bear them in mind for the future.
 

Duncan McIver

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If the screws cant be removed for whatever reason, just clean the back plate without removing it, not the best way but the only way.
 

David Lynch

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I have found a couple of times that the rechargable screwdriver can cause issues in this situation. If the screw is is siezed the rechargable bit can spin on the head making the slot on the screwhead harder to get purchase on.
 
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