Need to remove a stripped Allen wrench-type plug from the OUT PRESS port on top of gas valve

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justplumducky
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Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:21 am

Need to remove a stripped Allen wrench-type plug from the OUT PRESS port on top of a Robertshaw 720-472 gas valve.

There are a couple of threads showing above the flat, horizontal surface of the valve body. I was thinking of trying to grab it with some type of pliers, but the metal seems soft and afraid I might do nothing but chew it up.

Thought about trying to force a flat-bladed screwdriver into it, but wondering if that would also do nothing but chew it up more when trying to turn it. The gas valve is 23-yrs. old per the date code. Afraid it might have been a little tough to remove even with the correct size hex key, before it got stripped.

I do have a replacement plug for the port.

Anybody have experience with this? Grateful for any help.


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