Introduction

Learn how to remove coins that become stuck in gears after a toddler overenthusiastically stuffs the Hungry Cat full of change.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the Hungry Cat Savings Bank off.
  • Turn the Hungry Cat Savings Bank off.

  • Using a coin, remove the cap covering the change storage.

  • Use a standard Phillips screwdriver #0 to remove the screw holding the battery cover in place.

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Empty all change from the Hungry Cat Savings Bank, or it will drive you bonkers during repair.
  • Empty all change from the Hungry Cat Savings Bank, or it will drive you bonkers during repair.

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Remove the battery cover and batteries.
  • Remove the battery cover and batteries.

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Remove the four screws holding the cover in place. You'll need a traditional Phillips screwdriver, not a screwdriver set, to reach fully into the wells.
  • Remove the four screws holding the cover in place. You'll need a traditional Phillips screwdriver, not a screwdriver set, to reach fully into the wells.

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Turn over savings bank and slide case up. You might need to grab the base to pull it apart.
  • Turn over savings bank and slide case up. You might need to grab the base to pull it apart.

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Locate the jam. You might need to temporarily put in the batteries to activate the arm, so you can find the jam.
  • Locate the jam. You might need to temporarily put in the batteries to activate the arm, so you can find the jam.

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Remove the coin using a set of tweezers.
  • Remove the coin using a set of tweezers.

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  • Reassemble the device and enjoy your working Hungry Cat Savings Bank!

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Make sure to remove the batteries before reassembling.

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