Remedy for broken door latch return spring?

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Remedy for broken door latch return spring?

Post by 22centerdoor » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:18 pm

My centerdoor left door latch has a broken return spring. I have been unsuccessful in coming up with some type of fix. I am hoping that someone on the forum has BTDT and can offer up a solution. TIA


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Re: Remedy for broken door latch return spring?

Post by bron-hertford-nc » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:47 pm

Try McMaster Carr - they have quite an array including torsion springs. Lang and Mac's have latch repair kits for tudor and coupe - so would check similarity to yours - and you can always do some bending/cutting modifications
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Re: Remedy for broken door latch return spring?

Post by ogrebro » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:19 pm

Is this a curled spring ? The one inside the latch mechanism? I bought a latch repair kit from Snyders antique parts. Don't know if some parts would fit or not. The kit # was A-80055-RK . It had 3 different types of springs and other pieces. If you posted a picture I could look and see if they match.
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Re: Remedy for broken door latch return spring?

Post by 22centerdoor » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:12 am

Thanks for the very useful tips. I was able to find an assortment of torsion springs at the local ACE hardware store. Using one of those and some plastic shims, I was able to repair the latch! The kit from Synders looks really close to what was there originally. I may order it for back up in case the current repair fails.

Thank you all.

Dave

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