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Old 09-29-2012, 12:09 AM   #11
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The little knobs? Because that's what it was with mine. The nut and bolt in inside the plastic knob stripped. I got a new nut and bolt and now it tightened down just fine.
Is it still making the noise or did that fix it up!
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No noise since I fixed the knob and tighten that end down real good.

I ended up replacing all the hardware for each knob. I found a flaw with the fx5, those knobs strip easily if your not carful BUT you need to tighten it down really good. As soon as you tighten it good it pops!! An the threads are DOA. I bought stainless steel bolts with the nuts that have the rubber gasket in them and tightened them all down really really good. So far it's better then ever.

I bet air was getting in and causing it to malfunction. I called the company today an explained what had happened there sending me 10 new knobs.

I'd call that good customer service however I told them it would be nice if they fixed the flaw. I can't be the only one this has happened to either that or I don't know my own strength lol.
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The little knobs? Because that's what it was with mine. The nut and bolt in inside the plastic knob stripped. I got a new nut and bolt and now it tightened down just fine.
Yep thats the thing! Great, I didn't think it could be fixed. Probably have to call the manufacturer to replace it because I am definitely nut, bolt and tool illiterate! Thanks
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Yep thats the thing! Great, I didn't think it could be fixed. Probably have to call the manufacturer to replace it because I am definitely nut, bolt and tool illiterate! Thanks
I would be more then happy to tell you exactly what you need to get. PM me.

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Do you mind posting the info here convict. I would love to have information on hand.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:49 AM   #16
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Do you mind posting the info here convict. I would love to have information on hand.
Sure no problem!! Lemme find the receipt tomorrow morning and I'll post the type of nut and bolt I bought.

It was a simple swap from the old flimsy nut and bolt that it came with. Poor quality and replaced with nice stainless steel hardware. The bolt is a little longer then stock and like I said the nut has that rubber gasket inside so it won strip.

I'll post the size tomorrow I don't remember off hand but it fit like a glove.

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I also just posted pics of the new hardware and the old hardware.
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