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How to repair stripped AC IN screw???

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 5:28 am
by wirenut
I was installing a used, 5 year old VFX3648. The screw that tightens the AC HOT IN is stripped. I can't fully tighten the terminal on the #6 wire. If I'm careful I can get it semi-tight but I can still pretty easily pull the wire back out. Are these terminals easily replaceable? I don't want to have to send the whole inverter to Outback just for this. I was thinking of trying to swap the upper terminal block with the lower one. That would put the terminal in a redundant "ground" position so I could just use the other ground connection.
Does anybody have any advice on getting the screw out or getting a new one in there? Any other good ideas?

Thanks,

Re: How to repair stripped AC IN screw???

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:41 pm
by american-cherokee
Howdy: Did you ever get any kind of response on this question? Or did you come up with a solution? Have the identical problem (same location) and I need to get it fixed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Re: How to repair stripped AC IN screw???

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:47 am
by JRHill
Do you know some one who is a machinist or tool maker? This is easy to fix with the correct tools and skill set.

It would follow that EVERY precaution should be used to vacuum all metal shavings or chips during the process.

Re: How to repair stripped AC IN screw???

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:35 pm
by jbakker
I have desoldered them before and soldered in a replacment.
I also have access to used replacment AC cards.

Good luck with fixing it.