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How to separate stuck extension cord from leaf blower?

Asked by Zalagram (17points) 1 month ago

I left a leaf blower outside in the rain and attached to the extension cord. Now it is stuck and I cannot remove it from the cord. How can I do this?

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Try spraying some WD-40 into the space between the machine and the extention cord. Gently work them apart. Continue applying spray as you get a bit more space. Good luck.

Zalagram's avatar

I am trying to respond to Hawaii Jake. This is my first time using this site and I don’t know how to do that. I wanted to thank him and tell him I did try that, but did not continue to apply the spray, Just gave up after a few minutes. I will give it a try. It’s raining now so I will wait. Thanks again.

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Welcome to Fluther! To answer your question about responding to someone, if you hit the @ sign, a list of the people who posted should come up and you can highlight the one you want. Like this:

@Zalagram Unfotunately, I don’t have an answer for your main question.

Zalagram's avatar

Guess I’m not tech savy janbb. Where is the @ sign. I did that on the one you wrote. Then clicked on the person but where do you write the message? Sorry for my ignorance. :-(

janbb's avatar

No problem. Go into the answer box on your screen – where you typed your comments. Before typing your comments find the @ sign on your keyboard and enter that and the list should come up. However, I’ve heard it doesn’t always work on mobile so if you are not seeing the list then, it may not work for you.

If the list doesn’t come up, you can just hit the @ (which should be on the numbers screen on your mobile keyboard) and then enter the name you want to respond to. If you type it accurately, it will appear in red.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Using the @sign shortcut only works if you’re using a computer. It does not work on the mobile site. This site is old and is not being upgraded. We’re glad you’re here. Welcome.

Hamb's avatar

This is an easy fix. Firmly hold the leafblower in one hand and place into the trash. Now purchase an inexpensive rake. The benefits will be:

- cheaper
– good exercise
– you’ll avoid creating noise pollution. Neighbors will be able to enjoy the outdoors again.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I would spray it with WD-40 and let it sit for an hour or so. Maybe overnight.
Then I’d stick a small screwdriver between the cord and leaf blower and gently tap it with a hammer to wedge them apart.
If the connection is covered you might have to use a hacksaw to cut a small slot in the cover. Then put the screwdriver near the connection and tap it with the hammer.
It will come apart.
If it doesn’t you can just leave it connected and buy a new cord. Everyone can use an extra extension cord.

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