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Old 06-29-2020, 10:51 AM
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That little flappy catch circled looks like it should be able to be pressed in to allow the pin to move past it.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:26 AM
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I've tried it but just can't get it to move enough - and I've nicked the paint on the wheel with my efforts .

But yes I do think that's, in theory, how it is supposed to come off maybe? I just can't get that pin to move backwards enough. Is it possible the pin is attached some other way - like as a clamp around the wheel shaft or something? I notice when I push the pin backwards, it moves more than just the pin - it moves a c-shaped piece of metal attached to the pin that curves around the wheel shaft, but I can't see it very well.

Any ideas for getting that pin to move? If I press on it with a screwdriver, then the screwdriver is in the way and prevents the catch from moving past it... but it's too small and difficult to move with anything else?

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Old 06-29-2020, 11:37 AM
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I am kind of at a loss without seeing it first hand. Mine just has a set Screw on the face of the Small chrome wheel. Perhaps slip a small dental mirror back there and something may present itself. There are a few people on here with a bit more experience than I have that could jump in.
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Old 06-29-2020, 02:58 PM
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Thanks so much - yeah, it's so tricky. I've never seen a machine without that little screw on the face of the chrome wheel! I have a video that shows it a little better if you are interested - https://photos.app.goo.gl/aiAdTxvvYw75G88z7

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Old 07-01-2020, 08:00 PM
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I newer saw a lock like this. It is intriguing, because you think that there must be a simple solution. I would try to push or pull on these pins one at a time and in many directions. I wish you good luck.
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so true! I'm still looking for the solution - I'm sure when I get it apart I'll look back and it will have been such a simple thing!
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