Sirui K-20x ballhead unlocking problem

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The Saturnyne Junior Member • Posts: 40
Sirui K-20x ballhead unlocking problem

Hi,
I've owned a Sirui K-20x ballhead for about a year. I don't use it much, but i have noticed a tendency for it to become very difficult to loosen the main adjustment knob for the ballhead. So after use, i always only semi-tighten it. Yesterday, i took it out with a mind to shoot long-exposure and discovered it completely immovable.. I've loosened the friction control as much as possible. I've tried oiling it with WD40 and other oils and a small wrench, but with absolutely no luck (saving only to scuff and mark the damn thing). The blue dial now turns on it (which usually turns with the rest of the knob, i think). 
Is this a common problem with Sirui ballheads? I'd be most grateful for any suggestions short of throwing it in the bin. Thank you.

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