I have done EVERYTHING I can think of to remove that darn die. Rich took it into the shed, clamped it down and tried pulling the die out with pliers. No go! I brought it to a friend who's husband can fix anything. No go!
To solve my problem I found one online for a WONDERFUL sale price. If you are one easily persuaded to buy something check out the sale here. When I bought the original machine I paid over $200. Look at the price now, $64.99. I figured if I called the company to see if it could be fixed the money I would pay for the repair and shipping alone would be close to the sale price. What's a girl to do. I bought a new one!
Edited to add I just checked the price again for a friend and it is now $84.99. Good thing I bought it when I did!
Check the post below this if you are interested in a Pay It Forward act of kindness (no I am not sending anyone a broken Quickutz ! )