I hit a tree root with my Ozito Cordless Lawn Mower (PXCLMK-018) and tore the blade off.
The instructions say to hold the bolt with a 12mm spanner and turn the blade.
Without a blade I cannot keep the spindle from turning when I try to undo the bolt.
I would use some magic spray ( WD40) and let it sit for a while.
Locking pliers should fit the shaft going by the photo and allow enough grip to undo the bolt with a spanner.
Place 12mm ring spanner on the bolt. hold the ring spanner on the bolt and give the spanner a sharp hit on the shank the impact may loosen the the bolt enough too undo it you may need to do this a couple of times or if you have an impact driver use a socket and the impact may do the job
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Thanks Brad, for taking the time to answer.
I did spray some WD40 on it and left it for about 5 days while waiting for the replacement blade to arrive.
The Internet says that brake fluid is even better, so I tried that as well.
I managed to apply what I thought was a really strong force with locking pliers, but still I could not budge the bolt. The spindle slipped first.
There doesn't seem to be any corrosion on the bolt.
I have tried giving the spanner a sharp hit, but no luck I'm afraid.
What I haven't done yet is tried an impact driver, so I'll try to borrow one and give that a shot.
I did receive an email from my local Bunnings store and they suggested I bring the mower in for their service people to look at, which I did, but the result was the same. It seems impossible to lock the spindle while trying to turn the bolt.
I'm wondering if the impact driver doesn't do it, maybe I should take out the motor, but doing that will give me only slightly more surface of the spindle to work with.
Hi I do know WD40 and. break fluid mix is a top solution and soaks in well the break fluid gets in between any crack in can’t remember the mix ratio but it’s good gear used it many times i would still try the impact driver first once you get the bolt out go to repco and get some anti seizure spray give the thread a spray first then the bolt will never seizures again
Hi I can not find my mix ration of break fluid and WD40. However I have done bit of a look around this may be of use try this. 50/50 blend of automatic transmission fluid and acetone mix
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
I was able to borrow a cordless impact driver.
Half a second after pulling the trigger the bolt was undone!
I hope this discussion helps someone else.
r23on: Thinning the transmission fluid with acetone seems like a good idea.