Little Tikes Toys - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Little Tikes Pirate Ship. We are trying to remove the axle from the front wheels to relook the mast. My husband has tried to get the axle out to thread it through the hole in the bottom of the mast.
I there a "hub cap" on the outside of the wheel? if so, he'll have to pry it off. Under it, you will probably find a speed nut. This is a piece of spring steel with a center hole slightly smaller than the axle. When they put these toys together, it's a toss up as to whether to put forth the extra time and expense of putting a screw thread on the ends of the axle shaft and wrenching on two 5 cent lock nuts or just putting one of these 10 for a penny speed nuts on the end of a tool and shoving it over the end of a shaft of something that most people would just throw away the first time that it broke. How do I know? I'm NOT one of those people that throws something away the first time that it breaks. :) This speed nut, if it is there, will have to be broken off and is usually not able to be saved and reliably reused. If your hubby is handy or knows someone who is, once he gets it apart, if he has a tap and die set, he could put a thread on the end of the shaft and install a 15 cent lock nut after he gets it back in place. Good luck and give your kid a hug for me. :)
on Jan 03, 2019
Trying to disassemble little tikes log cabin to no avail!!! Even searching you tube it appears such hard work and almost impossible to dismantle! Any ideas?!?
I figured out this problem today. I was ready to get a torch and saw to get it apart. It looks so simple and everything says no tools required. If your like me and bought it used, you don’t even know how it went together to reference from. So, start with the roof it’s easy to remove. For the walls I used a crowbar and brut strength. I turned it onto the back wall side. So the door should be facing up to the sky. Now, get the crowbar or something to use to get in between the roof log and the side wall log. Now pry up on the roof, push hard! The wall will slide up and break free from it’s locked together position. I quickly rejoiced and was happy when I Hurd the thunk and saw the wall moving a bit. I pulled up on the wall and quickly went back into frustration mode. But don’t fear, this is where the brut strength come in. I stepped on the wall flat on the ground and got my shoulder under the wall facing the sky. I stood up, my shoulder pushing the top wall and bam ??! One of the side wall logs jammed into the top wall came loose. After that I just kept doing the same thing and eventually was able to disassemble the rest. Two people may make this easier but I had just me and my two year old.
Tools needed: Pry bar and a strong shoulder
on Dec 17, 2018
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