My TTO was stuck (silo doors wouldn't open because bottom knob wouldn't turn), and I was soaking it in alcohol and hot soapy water in turns, but I did't want to wait any longer, so I applied some force to it with pliers and voila! I broke it! Who could've seen that coming? So in order to keep my stupidity from being repeated, here are pictures!
DON'T BE STUPID!!! (like I was!)
P.S.- In order to not be any more wasteful, if anyone would like the razor (either for spare parts or if you think you can fix it) she's all yours! Super generous, I know, but I'm just that nice of a guy!