Hoping someone can help me out! I'm replacing an element in my kiln for the first time.
Everything was going smoothly - I removed the old element and put in the new one but i can't for the life of me loosen the barrel connector (I think that's what it's called) from the electrical wire running from the switch. I need to loosen it to remove the old element wire still inside and to make the electric wire make contact with the element. I'll take a pic and attach it below.
It's a barrel connector with a screw in it to keep it tight and I can't loosen it at all!!
Is it safe to use a lubricant of some sort on the connector? If so, which brand?
My supplier is already closed for the weekend so I can't go to them for help.
I've gashed up my fingers from the screw driver and pliers slipping lol.
Any help would be super appreciated. I have a massive show coming up and I'm falling behind.
Thanks so much!!!