Need help with a yoyo that wont unscrew!


(2Sick Joey) #1

Okay guys so I need a bit of help…

I’ve had my fair share of yoyos that are a pain to unscrew and they do with a little force but this time I’m having trouble. I recently got a BreakBeatYo Fire from another retailer and it unscrewed fine the first couple times and now the bearing is being responsive and wanted to take the bearing out but I’m in a dilemma. I haven’t unscrewed the yoyo in a couple days and now when i was trying to, it will not unscrew!! I’ve tried brute force twisting and it wont budge and I my stepdad even tried too and it won’t work.

Does anyone have any idea or tips to try and get this thing unscrewed? Any help would be appreciated!


#2

Try putting it in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes. Sometimes that will shrink the parts enough to make it a bit looser.


(2Sick Joey) #3

I actually just got it unscrewed! It can be deleted now


#4

That’s the first time I’ve heard that. Interesting… Anyway, I would have suggested the double nut method.


#5

Even though this topic is solved, I wouldn’t recommend this, aluminum shrinks faster than steel, and since the axle is steel, the aluminum around the axle would shrink quicker, making the yoyo harder to unscrew.


#6

actually double nut is for removing a stuck axle not a yoyo that won’t unscrew


#7

Actually it works because the metal itself shrinks, leaving the hole a bit larger.
Think about that a bit. :wink:


#8

The whole thing shrinks lol, including the threaded hole for the axle, if it’s a tight bearing that’s making the yoyo hard to unscrew, then the freezer method would work lol.


#9

The hole gets larger because the metal ring that forms it shrinks away from the hole.


#10

You learn something new every day!


#11

I am confused. You would recommend this, even though you say it would make the yoyo harder to unscrew?


#12

Typo, I meant wouldn’t lol