Door catch repair

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Door catch repair

Postby GavinL » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:25 pm

The 'detent' Spring on my door catch is broken, any suggestions on how to repair? I'm toying with fitting a piece of Spring steel across the top with a rivet or similar to sit in the recess in the catch.
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Re: Door catch repair

Postby kennatt » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:11 am

don't think I would trust a repair on a door catch,could cause a problem if it failed and the door flew open,I would be looking for a second hand one ,must be plenty about.But suppose if repair done to your satisfaction then fair enough.

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Re: Door catch repair

Postby biomed32uk » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:20 am

Thats a common problem, there's a chap in Germany if I remember right that is making the springs, I bought a couple off of him to replace mine. I will look the details up for you and post them later on.

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Re: Door catch repair

Postby biomed32uk » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:39 am

Link is below to who supplied them to me, lovely people to deal with, they are in Austria so I was near... :D

http://www.paulparts.at/contents/en-uk/ ... s.html#p79

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Re: Door catch repair

Postby GavinL » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:48 am

Brilliant, many thanks biomed, I'll drop him an email today.

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Re: Door catch repair

Postby GavinL » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:22 pm

So as an update I contacted Paul Parts, and they sent me a pair of springs by return, which arrived from Austria in a couple of days.
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n/s catch which is ok and o/s catch with the replacement Spring
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Re: Door catch repair

Postby biomed32uk » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:41 pm

Excellent, glad it all worked out for you, makes a straight forward job of repairing them.

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Re: Door catch repair

Postby simmitc » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:30 am

Thank goodness that someone is making them - every door catch that I've ever removed has had that broken spring. Just to clarify the safety side, the spring holds the interior lever in place and stops it rattling about, but does not affect the operation of the door lock - the handle is a remote control operated by a long flat bar; so that broken spring does not increase the risk of a door flying open.

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Re: Door catch repair

Postby jpallis001 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:35 pm

Is it possible to replace the spring in the lock that 'pushes' the brass lock catch into the catch plate on the door pillar? I assume that the same spring returns the inside door handle to the forward position?

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Re: Door catch repair

Postby biomed32uk » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:06 pm

Yes, the bolt assembly for want of a better word comes apart, but is held by the pin that goes to the operating rod. The pin is riveted to the bolt, I just turned a new one up.

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Re: Door catch repair

Postby Ian Jones » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:32 pm

Glad you found a supplier. Just for reference, these people

http://www.albertasprings.co.uk/

have made unobtainable springs for me. They are friendly, reasonably priced considering they are one-offs, and prompt. They wanted to know what my example spring was off so they could make another for someone who didn't have an example.

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