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Haynes head joint crown will not unscrew.

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Hello all. Just searching for some advice. I purchased a Haynes Commercial flute which had been left idle for some time. After a clean and repad it plays nicely. The problem is that the crown does not turn (with normal hand effort) and appears stuck. Could anyone suggest a non destructive approach to deal with this problem. Heat? Cooling? WD40 or similar product? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Remember that the assembly exits down the head and not up. That being said, you can take a wood dowel and slightly push the assembly up and out a small bit giving you a better grip. also, you can put a drop of oil on the threaded section if exposed. Don't pull the whole thing out the top however.
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