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The front wheel on my quinny buzz 3 hardly moves and makes steering the pram very difficult. Especially on tiled floors, such as shopping centres. The wheel isn't locked, so it's on the swivel wheel function but it is still very hard to steer.

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The best thing to do is to remove the front wheel (depress the black buttons either side of the front axle and pull!) then completely clean the wheel assembly in warm water and a SMALL amount of gentle detergent, then dry completely, apply a small amount of vaseline or similar, then replace. This should help.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

  • Phil Walker Nov 21, 2011

    Helps enormously if you separate the wheel assembly swivel shaft from the bent tube that holds it on to the buggy (released from the buggy by pressing the two balck buttons). If you look in the side of the bent tube there is hole. If you rotate the wheel swivel shaft inside the tube whilst looking through this hole a button will appear. Press the button with a small screwdriver and the swivel shaft with wheels attached will fall out. It will probably be coated with old grease + dirt making a sort of sticky glue. The inside of the bent tube will probably be even worse. Clean this all off with kitchen roll soaked in white spirit or WD40. Then grease the inside of the tube and the outside of the swivel shaft with vaseline or, better, wheel bearing grease. Make sure the button moves freely and pokes through the hole in the shaft correctly and reinsert the swivel shaft in the tube. Fit back onto the buggy. It should now work like new!



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