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These are a little tough to do sometimes as they seize up. I typically will tighten them by hand just a little to some times crack seal they have made in threads. Then feather then unscrew I unscrew while putting force on edge as if you were trying to tip it to one side. 99% of time this is enough.
If not unscrew top counter clockwise then use small pliers to grab unit as low was possible. When free clean threads and put a light cost of Vaseline on threads so it does not happen again.

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