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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:50 pm 
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I've got a number of door handles which have dropped. So decided to replace the springs. I've taken the handles off but not sure how to remove the cam. There are no circlips and the cam looks to be pressed in. Any ideas how to remove? I've tried to gentle prise off by no luck.
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They look to me like those press on rings or clips of the type that are often used on shafts. (I've never really known what they're called, and a look online says they're called all sorts.
Anyway. I'd have though that it's a matter of prying the clip off as gently as possible, hoping that it'll press back on OK.
Personally, having done the same thing of repairing door handle springs myself in the past, (luckily mine were proper circlips) and having them break again, I replaced the lot a month or two back, and the old ones have gone to be weighed in the next time I've got enough for the scrap yard!


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Dave54 wrote:
I replaced the lot a month or two back, and the old ones have gone to be weighed in the next time I've got enough for the scrap yard!


Probably the simplest option.

Can you buy new springs for the handles? If you plan to use springs from other old handles the problem is likely to just re-occur quite soon.

The other alternative to new handles is a latch with a stronger spring, they do make latches (both Mortice and Tubular) for use with unsprung handles.

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ayjay wrote:
Dave54 wrote:
I replaced the lot a month or two back, and the old ones have gone to be weighed in the next time I've got enough for the scrap yard!


Probably the simplest option.

Can you buy new springs for the handles? If you plan to use springs from other old handles the problem is likely to just re-occur quite soon.

The other alternative to new handles is a latch with a stronger spring, they do make latches (both Mortice and Tubular) for use with unsprung handles.

What I thought mate. I couldn't find a source of springs, so some time back I annealed the end of the old ones, clamping of the rest to try to stop the heat completely doing for the spring and bent a new hook on them.
They broke again elsewhere.
So I changed the lot for these
https://www.screwfix.com/p/smith-locke- ... rass/3755p
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