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The button the slides for speeds is bend and won't

The button the slides for speeds is bent and won't slide in the track

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Unless you can bend it back into shape with a need nose plier. Most likely you will need a new one. The bad thing is the whole thing has to be taken apart to access it to be replaced.

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