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Screw at bottom of Doorbell is stripped. Can't loosen to replace batteries.

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Kanders78
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The screw at the bottom of the doorbell is stripped and I can’t loosen it to replace batteries, help!

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TomMac
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The only good way to remove a stripped screw is to drill the center with a small bit ( smaller than screw ) and use an easyout ( reverse twist extractor )

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MNHockey
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Did you ever get the screw out? Currently struggling with the same problem
Kanders78
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still struggling with the same issue, the battery is completely dead and the unit is useless at this point

jguerdat
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Have you tried different screwdrivers with a #1 phillips bit? Maybe a set of jeweler's screwdrivers could be useful (use the larger sizes). A small straight slot screwdriver may be useful. Go slow to prevent tip slippage.

 

Too late now but one thing I do is to only snug the screw rather than trying to tighten it. Also, use of good quality screwdrivers helps since cheap ones (like the one supplied) have questionable tip shape.

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