Difficulty Taking Attachments Off Power+

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I have the PH1400 that came with the EA0800. I also bought the string trimmer attachment, STA1500.  Sometimes after using the different heads, I have extreme difficulty taking them off the shaft.  At times it is almost impossible.  Any ideas what is wrong?  They go on easy enough and click into place.
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Posted 1 year ago

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Hi Luddy
It is a 2 step process to remove an attachment.
1. loosen the wing knob
2. press and hold the shaft release button

Make sure you are doing them both and in that order.

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Yes, exactly what I do.  I tried attaching and reattaching both heads shortly after making this post and no issues.  It really seems to be a problem after using the tool to do actual work where I have a problem getting them apart.
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Maybe things are heating up and expanding a bit making a bit of an interference fit? Are they easier to disconnect once they've sat for a few minutes? Seems you answered that question in your above post, but just wondering about how long you'd have to wait to be able to change tools.
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I'll have to check next time I use a tool.  It is getting colder out so not sure how much more I will use them.  I actually have't used the string trimmer other than to run it for a about a minute to make sure it worked.  I usually try and take the until apart once done so I can hang the parts up so I've never really left it sit too long before trying to get them apart.  I do know the plastic piece inside the trimmer head attachment was actually turned a bit from my trying to get it apart and I had to use pliers to shift it back in place where it belonged.
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Apply a little white lithium grease under the release button and to the top of the shaft of the device being connected