Originally Posted by Burnhaven
Pushing down on these didn't do anything. Probably haven't been extended in years. I didn't want to push so hard the screws came out of the wooden bed platform. I'll just take them out completely and see if I can compress them.
If they are gas springs you will never compress them by hand. It takes leverage. The fulcrum level principle.
I have never seen them get stronger, just weaker. Are they gas springs of a mechanical locking device. Is there a little locking tab like on screen door shocks?