For the last few days I had noticed that the spring mechanism in the latch wasn’t working too smoothly – I had to turn the knob to shut the door rather than just being able to push the door shut. The latch was broken – the spings inside were wedged sideways. My solution was to cut through the door latch with a hacksaw blade inserted in the crack of the door from inside the house. If it’s difficult to depress or doesn’t spring back, place it on a rag with the latch facing upward. If you need a pro to fix problems with a high-quality door knob or lockset, removing the hardware and taking it to a locksmith is usually far less expensive than having the come to you. If a door latch does not operate smoothly, the latch bolt on the door may not be lined up properly with the strike plate on the doorjamb.
Bottom prong broke on latch spring. the door lifts off two pins after you remove the top piece. I broke the choke cover prying it off. It has little plastic things that hold the cover on. Hello-I found a broken spring hanging in my drivers side door latch.The power lock is now inoperatable,my question is can I buy just the spring or do I have to buy the whole latch-?I’m new here and can’t find the answer,also will door need to be disassembled to install the spring-/Thanks Dave. If you have an older house with knobs that slip, latches that are stuck inside the door, or other minor problems, then you should follow these instructions to remove the lock, dis-assemble it, clean and perform minor repairs. The usual reason mortise locks stop working is broken springs-one would do well to replace them all, if possible.
If a inside spring or latch is broken then it has to be replaced. When the new replacement Mustang door latch didn’t solve our problem we used its parts to repair the factory Ford door latch. Hook the pin on the latch to the loop on the spring.
Hi all. Was opening my door from the inside after running around town and heard a loud PING. The door latch on the inside is now hanging loose. You don’t need to remove the internal latch (that thing that keeps the door shut). If you’re still not sure if your torsion spring is broken, it will not be sitting tightly in place. The automaker says a part in the door latch spring assembly can break, causing the latch to fail. If that happens, it’s possible a door could fly open while the cars are being driven. Ford has issued yet another recall over faulty door latches, this time affecting the Fiesta, Fusion, and Lincoln MKZ from model years 2012 to 2014. The door latch in certain vehicles may experience a broken pawl spring tab, which typically results in a condition where the door will not latch, said Ford in a statement on Friday. Remove the face, and then detatch the broken latch being careful not to ruin the spring’s shape.
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Inspect the door latch for damage. If the door latch is broken, replace it. All – I opened the door to my OTR Samsung microwave, model SMH9207ST on Friday and I heard a pop and noise like a spring coming undone and parts rattling inside the door.