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Old 10-16-2020, 04:45 AM
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bkay
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Originally Posted by Gearandsuch View Post
Hey, I got it out! I sprayed WD-40 on it and let it soak overnight. Then I grabbed the spool pin with Vise-grips and used a thin piece of wood on the bed to pry against. It came out a smidge, then I repositioned the Vise-grips lower down on the pin and pried again, and so on.

Then I did the same on one of the upper spool pins (also broken) without using WD-40 and that worked too. Fyi.
Thanks. The spool pins on my 301 have been replaced by posts that look like springs. They are very unsightly. This sounds so simple I might try it.

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