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GE SteelBEAM Classic Krypton Lantern (MODEL NUMBER 41571 via AMAZON)...I cannot turn the bottom battery-compartment door to get it open. All it says is: (counter-clockwise arrow) ''OPEN''. I tried a locking pliers with no luck. Yes, I turned it counter-clockwise. Please help! Do you have a user's manual available? There is also a tab-like plastic part near the bottom that seems like it would push in or pull out, but I don't want to try forcing it yet. Does it need to be handled in a certain way to turn the door? Thank you, anyone!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Same problem, The small plastic tab that extends into the slot to keep the battery compartment door broke off. I can't locate a source for replacement part. I disassembled the slide and reversed it, breaking off the little tip that fit into spring, and it sort of works, but a new plastic slide would be much better.
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
Called and watched mechanic who clipped of top and bottom covers with a screw driver then tightened both screws and replaced covers. Cost was $100 but I could have wrecked the door. Needs a special little star shaped screw driver head with ratchet fitting. Now equipped for next time.
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
SOURCE: My hood won't pop open
Push down on the hood where the latch is, the design is bad, very. If you push on it a few times that will excersice the bad design, and make the hood easier to open.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
There're some half a dozen or so small screws securing that frame to the door face. These screws must be removed. Then, the frame can be pried out by releasing the plastic snappers (with a flat screwdriver) while in the same time gently helping the frame to detach from these snappers' hold and the door face. It's a tidious, somewhat annoying task. The snappers may and will even likely break in the process, but aren't needed for the frame to be resecured to the door face after the handle is replaced. Note that the broken ends of the handle must be held with a pair of pliers or a flat screwdriver needs to be inserted bewteen each of them and the hole, or the ends will turn with the screws. This is because the metal screws' grip of the plastic handle broken ends is very strong and will otherwise won't get separated.Once the above is accomplished, reassembling the door is a brease.
P.S.: The dual end latch may interfere somewhat with the job and can be removed for the prtocess to be undertaken without it disturbing. It's easy to remove and replace that latch, including its spring.
Posted on May 12, 2009
Hi, If there are no metal fasteners on or around the bulb to holld it in, it will need to be twisted. Try and put a towel on the lens to help you get a better grip.
It sometimes take a great amount of force to turn the lens.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.
Posted on May 30, 2009
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