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Munsters screw snapped.


By JMK

9 months ago



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#1 9 months ago

Looking for some help on an unusual issue.
I was re-installing my Munsters plastic shield after cleaning it; and somehow one of the small screws snapped inside the wood of the playfield.
I have no idea how to remove the stuck broken 1/2 screw which is lodged in the wood.
So frustrated that this could happen so quickly.
I’ve attached a couple photos from above and below the pf.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!

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#2 9 months ago
Quoted from JMK:

Looking for some help on an unusual issue.
I was re-installing my Munsters plastic shield after cleaning it; and somehow one of the small screws snapped inside the wood of the playfield.
I have no idea how to remove the stuck broken 1/2 screw which is lodged in the wood.
So frustrated that this could happen so quickly.
I’ve attached a couple photos from above and below the pf.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!
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You should be able to use a screw extractor set to get it out. Worst case scenario you could drill the screw out as well...it just takes a drill bit that is just slightly smaller than the screw, but I would recommend that as a last, but completely feasible last resort. Hope this helps.

#3 9 months ago

Also, dont stress over it....it happens and you'll have it out in no time.

#5 9 months ago

Hey guys, thanks for the suggestions.
I was able pry off the shield/visor without damaging it- the shield was stuck on the lip of the broken screw piece.
After which, I could see there was a tiny bit of broken screw sticking out from the wood.
I was able to twist off counter clockwise the broken screw piece with a vice grip/pliers. It seamlessly came undone.
So happy this could be remedied without damaging any of the wood or shield.
Just need a new screw and then all done.
Thanks for the help!

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