I sprayed some WD40 a few days ago - after sticking again one more time, it has been fine (we have had no snow or rain since I sprayed, but bitter cold). It had been sprayed other times, but the problem always returned. I assumed when the dealer agreed to change the mechanism that it was something mechanical, but obviously that 'fix' only lasted one winter.
I am not going to be able to work on it myself, so one final question: If it is water getting in and freezing, what might prevent that - that is, where is it likely the water is coming from? I'd like to know something if I take it to someone.
Monday, January 4th, 2010 AT 7:28 AM