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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
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Idle adjust knob won't move!

Either direction, like it's been glued up or tightened down - weird. Anyone here have this happen? Any ideas before I go digging? Thanks in advance.

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Try spraying the whole thing down with penetrating oil and let it sit overnight. (Get the linkage on the carbs too)

Just be carefull trying to turn it, you can break the knob loose off the shaft.

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Either direction, like it's been glued up or tightened down - weird. Anyone here have this happen? Any ideas before I go digging? Thanks in advance.
Yes, this is not uncommon.

KM nailed the fix

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WOW - I never woulda thought of this!!! I'm guessing I should skip WD-40 and get something with the word "penetrating" in it's description? And yes, I was out of character by not giving it all I had and breaking the knob off. :-) Thanks, guys.

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WOW - I never woulda thought of this!!! I'm guessing I should skip WD-40 and get something with the word "penetrating" in it's description? And yes, I was out of character by not giving it all I had and breaking the knob off. :-) Thanks, guys.
WD40 makes a penetrating version. Another popular type is PB blaster.

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