530 CFM Blower extension tube cannot be removed.

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Bought the 530 CFM Blower last year and it was immediately evident that once the blower extension was inserted, it was extremely difficult to remove. I have limited Storage space, so this is an important issue for me. Home Depot agreed there was an issue with the super tight extension and provided me with a new, complete blower. It was not as tight as the origional, but was definitely snug and required a lot of fighting and pulling to remove it. I gave up removing the extension after every use and tried to remove it yesterday and it cannot be removed. Am I missing something here? Has anyone else had this issue?
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It does have a click/lock tab/button - other than that should come off fairly easily.

I will check mine tonight to see if there is any thing else to it.
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Yes, the lock tab disengages when pressed, but the extension doesn’t budge. Appears to be way too much friction to overcome. I could likely carefully set it up in a vice and use two hands to pull on the extension, but that seems to be an excessive solution.
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They are all the same a bit too tight but its a twenty inch extension so I live with it.
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It does seem like they can be a bit snug right out of the box, but they seem to improve with use.
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Try putting a little dielectric grease on the inside of the tube. It won’t harm the plastic and should ease removal.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll give it a try.
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Tool guy, how did you make out? I just tried my blower and it came right off. Works as advertised.