rezagh Senior Member Joined: 21 Aug 2011 Posts: 2 Location: sydney Expertise: Just starting
Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011, 12:58am Subject: ec430e screw type
Hi, I have an old ec430e delonghi which is very noisy from inside. I am looking for a screw driver to open it and see the cause of the noise inside but I can not find any screw driver for it. I have attached a not-so-good image of the screw and need help.
Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011, 4:38am Subject: Re: ec430e screw type
They're designed to make it hard for you to undo them, unfortunately. You can get bits that will fit if you hunt around though.
I got a set of obscure screwdriver bits here at a Poundland shop (guess how much they cost.....) and that included a couple of sizes suitable for these, so if you keep your eyes open in local DIY or hardware shops you'll probably find them as part of a set.
As an alternative, some folk just bash down that centre stud with a punch to get it out of the way, then generally a conventional star bit will do the job. Guess you need to be careful if you take that approach, but you can replace the screw with a standard one of the right size when you put it back together.
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