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Old 01-20-2015, 02:41 PM   #1
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Question Outside Refrigerator on 2015 Jayco Whitehawk TT

Husband and I do not use the outside fridge much and went to unplug it. Lo and behold where the heck is the plug?? We tried to unscrew it and cannot since one of the screws is badly stripped and will not budge. Cant even saw it off since its too close to the body of fridge. We tried crawling through small storage space in basement but cannot see the plug still since there is a wood panel on two sides of it. Any suggestions how to get to the plug?? and IS there a plug or is it hard wired into the trailer? Thanks!
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Old 01-20-2015, 03:42 PM   #2
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There is a plug, and it's buried behind the fridge. I ended up taking our fridge out too because we don't use it. It was a while ago, but if I remember correctly, there are two screws in the front that are a pain in the neck to get to, and there is also one on the side that's tough to get at. All of the screws were very tight, and had started to strip, but I was able to eventually work them free. If they are too badly stripped, a possible option is a long blade on a sawzall - there should be enough clearance below the fridge to get the blade in there and you should be able to hold the saw off the front of the fridge.
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There is a tool called an easy out. It is made to remove stripped screws. You put the easy out in your drill like a screw driver bit, and it bits into the head of the screw for extraction.
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There is a tool called an easy out. It is made to remove stripped screws. You put the easy out in your drill like a screw driver bit, and it bits into the head of the screw for extraction.
I have this tool, it has saved me MUCH trouble SEVERAL times. Only problem is getting enough leverage on the screw head. Could be especially difficult in tight spaces...
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Have you tried any tricks to get the stripped screw out?
Place a wide rubber band down on the head, and use it as a friction surface between the driver and fastener.
Drill a small hole in the center of the fastener that will allow the phillips point to engage further into the fastener.
Use a rotary tool(Dremel) to cut a notch in the fastener that a large flathead can engage.
JB weld a NUT to the top of the fastener, and use a wrench to get it out.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:24 AM   #6
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Have you tried any tricks to get the stripped screw out?
Place a wide rubber band down on the head, and use it as a friction surface between the driver and fastener.
Drill a small hole in the center of the fastener that will allow the phillips point to engage further into the fastener.
Use a rotary tool(Dremel) to cut a notch in the fastener that a large flathead can engage.
JB weld a NUT to the top of the fastener, and use a wrench to get it out.
I may laminate those ideas on a card and put them in my tool box!
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Have you tried any tricks to get the stripped screw out?
Place a wide rubber band down on the head, and use it as a friction surface between the driver and fastener.
Drill a small hole in the center of the fastener that will allow the phillips point to engage further into the fastener.
Use a rotary tool(Dremel) to cut a notch in the fastener that a large flathead can engage.
JB weld a NUT to the top of the fastener, and use a wrench to get it out.
Great post....I have only used one of the suggestions....drilling a small hole. It works every time.
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If the head is raised the "cut slot with dremel" and use a flat head screw driver is a great one...works a treat!
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