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Old 10-20-2019, 06:51 PM
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Is there some trick to reinstalling the red handle? It must have been on there when I bought it ages ago but, now I canít get it to slide on. I tried lubing it a little but it still only goes on about 1/4Ē. I see that it is keyed so I think Iíve got it aligned. What am I missing here?

I walked away before something got messed up so any suggestions would be helpful.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:31 PM
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Thread in the attachment screw it's bottoming out on safety lock pull up pin
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:50 PM
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So that was a little cryptic of a response, but I think it's basically correct, IIRC.

You have to lift up on the locking button while simultaneously pushing down on the lever itself, and using a special shortened hex wrench, tighten the screw that lies partially underneath the button.

At least, that's what I remember from when I installed mine way back when.
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:12 PM
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I'll have to play with it some more. I thought I pulled the screw up and the handle still wouldn't slide down. I probably need to wedge something under knob so I'm not trying to do 3 things at once.
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:49 PM
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I'll have to play with it some more. I thought I pulled the screw up and the handle still wouldn't slide down. I probably need to wedge something under knob so I'm not trying to do 3 things at once.
For visual refenece here is what I do. Lift and hold knob up to access the allen head screw. Use some scrap pieces as a third hand. Remove screw completely then slide the handle off. Reverse order to reinstall.

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Old 11-14-2019, 10:29 AM
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Thanks everyone for their suggestions.

I finally took the valve out of the plane so I could see what was going on. As I thought the retention screw wasnít the problem. It turned out I just wasnít putting enough pressure on the knob. Once I could press down on the knob while holding the bottom of the valve it slid right on.
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