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Failed telescoping tube lock. Will not release

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It is stuck because it is full of gritty dirt. Like the guy said, don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

Serioiusly, you can use a hammer to tap along the handle to loosen the gritty dirt and probably get the parts to release.

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Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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    Solution didn't work for you?

    I'm sorry. I tried to give you a simple workable solution, something I have used with success in the past.

    Thanks for your question




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