How do I remove a stripped screw out of bottom plate of my vacuum?

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I need to replace the belt but when I started taking out all the screws there is one that WILL NOT come out. Do you think if I break the plate that I can get a new one for a Eureka Vacuum Cleaner. I've tried everything to get the screw out & it just turns but never comes out. I'm frustrated because I really need to vacuum my carpets. Please help me remove the stripped screw!!


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  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 10, 2017
    sound like the screw might be stripped/ partially stripped. go get your self some bubble gum the cheep sticky stuff. chew it well, put a pice on the tip of your screw driver. see if you can lift the screw out. the blue stuff that kids hang posters with in the bed room might also work, if you have it in the house.

  • Debbie Debbie on Feb 10, 2017
    place a rubber band over the top of the screw and try and screw it out with the screwdriver, It might give enough traction to be able to get the screw out. hope it helps.

  • William William on Feb 10, 2017
    Pry the plate out while unscrewing the screw. The force of the plate against the screw head will create tension and the screw should come out.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 10, 2017
    Let us know what works for you, good luck!

  • Jpy11082745 Jpy11082745 on Feb 13, 2017
    Get a set of easy out drill bits Walmart or hardware store

  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on Feb 14, 2017
    Definitely a thin rubber band. Put it over the tip of your screwdriver and place it in the head of the screw. Press firmly into it and turn slowly.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Apr 10, 2017
    Google for info on this. There are ways to take care of this!