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I had the same trouble with mine. The release lever top was missing when I got it so the people I got it from must have had the same problem. I had a receiver hitch the first time It stuck I needed to use the vehicle so I pulled the pin and left the ball hanging in the coupler. Later I came back and it ped right out. I have it stuck again on a different truck, one with the ball mounted on the bumper. I need to use the truck, so my next step is to remove the ball from the bumper. Its going to be a pain because the threads are rusted up but I see this as the best option at this point considering my experience with the receiver ball setup. I will probably right out after that, then I will get the repair kit for that component and replace it before I use it again.Hope this helps.
comment by: Michael - 1/18/2013
On many couplers, the latch system is adjustable. It may be a little tight so that when you finally get it latched on the ball, there is so much tension on the system that it wont come free. Look for a threaded piece with a nut on the inside of the coupler that secures the wedge. Back this off a bit and see if that does not help.
Remember, you want a coupler to latch snugly onto a ball, but you should not have to force the lever down. Patrick B - 2/1/2013