This is my first shot at asking a question in the Litmus Community and I'm pretty new at the email business.

I have a group of 5 <td>'s in a table, bracketed by a <td> on either side, inside a <tr> that will not stack, via media query, when I hide two of the <td>'s to remove the | from the address line. If I leave the two <td>'s containing the |, then the group stacks as intended.
Can anyone tell me why and how I can get around this issue?

Here is the code:

<tr valign="top">
  <td align="center" width="600">
  <table class="no-wrap" border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 bgcolor="#b1ba1d">
     <tbody>          
      <tr valign="top" bgcolor="#b1ba1d">
        <td align="left" bgcolor="#b1ba1d">
        <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" bgcolor="#b1ba1d" style="border-collapse:collapse">
          <tbody>
           <tr valign="top" bgcolor="#b1ba1d">
            <td class="mobilesmlshow" width=20 style="Padding-top:14px;Padding-bottom:14px;">&nbsp;</td>
           </tr>
          </tbody>
        </table>
    </td>
    <td align="center" style="Padding-top:14px;Padding-bottom:14px;">
        <table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="530" bgcolor="#b1ba1d" align="center">
         <tbody>          
          <tr valign="top" bgcolor="#b1ba1d">
            <td align="left" bgcolor="#b1ba1d" width=154 class="force-col" height="2" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:top; font-family:Helvetica, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size:16px; color:#193889; text-decoration:none; mso-line-height-rule: exactly; line-height:20px;">
            <font face="Helvetica, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size:16px; text-align:center; vertical-align:top; color:#193889; text-decoration:none; mso-line-height-rule: exactly;">
            <span class="address">Try IT Marketing</span>
            </font></td>
            <td class="hide-me" width=7 align="center" height="22" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:top; font-family:Helvetica, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size:16px; color:#193889; text-decoration:none; mso-line-height-rule: exactly; line-height:20px;">
            <font face="Helvetica, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size:16px; text-align:center; vertical-align:top; color:#193889; text-decoration:none; mso-line-height-rule: exactly;">
            |
            </font></td> 
            <td align="center" width=205 class="force-col" height="22" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:top; font-family:Helvetica, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size:16px; color:#193889; text-decoration:none; mso-line-height-rule: exactly; line-height:20px;">
            <font face="Helvetica, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size:16px; text-align:center; vertical-align:top; color:#193889; text-decoration:none; mso-line-height-rule: exactly;">
            <span class="address">20817 Strict Line Road</span>
            </font></td>
            <td class="hide-me" width=7 align="center" height="22" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:top; font-family:Helvetica, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size:16px; color:#193889; text-decoration:none; mso-line-height-rule: exactly; line-height:20px;">
            <font face="Helvetica, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size:16px; text-align:center; vertical-align:top; color:#193889; text-decoration:none; mso-line-height-rule: exactly;">
            |
            </font></td>  
            <td align="right" width=156 class="force-col" height="22" style="text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; font-family:Helvetica, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size:16px; color:#193889; text-decoration:none; mso-line-height-rule: exactly; line-height:20px;">
            <font face="Helvetica, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size:16px; text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; color:#193889; text-decoration:none; mso-line-height-rule: exactly;">
            <span class="address">Little, KS 62739</span>
            </font></td>
          </tr>
         </tbody>
        </table></td>
        <td class="mobilesmlshow" width=51 style="Padding-top:14px;Padding-bottom:14px;">&nbsp;</td>
      </tr>
     </tbody>
    </table>
    </td>
  </tr>

Thank you for your feedback and guidance!

Bill