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Old 07-23-2018, 08:48 PM   #1
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Door latch

Does anyone know how to change the spring on the entry door latch? Looks to be readily removed...however there are 3 rivets??

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Old 07-23-2018, 09:02 PM   #2
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If you are talking about the piece that's attached to the top of the step, that stays in place when you replace the gas spring. The place has a metal ball that the gas spring attaches to. Depending on the style of gas spring there is clip or sliding lock that keeps it attached to the ball. The method will be the same on both ends of the spring so look at the end that attaches to the door to see how yours is held in place.
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Old 07-24-2018, 10:15 AM   #3
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Hi..its not the door latch spring...its the handle itself that is no longer spring loaded. It sits and flops once the door is closed and the latch is secure.

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Old 07-24-2018, 01:05 PM   #4
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I just replaced ours. The push/pull lock on the inside unscrews. there are three screws that need to come out. The springs are easily available at Home Depot in a kit of three sizes. Kit number 685-436. pick the right two and they swap out pretty easy. Ours rattled pretty bad and now the door closes tighter and no more rattle.
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