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i am having a problem with my door latch mech. not all the time but every now and again when i open the door and then try to shut it, it won't latch, the rotating latch in the door will rotate down and i will have to hold the door handle and rotate it back up to latch......is there an easy fix

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I just went through this with mine as well. There's a coil spring on it that breaks and won't let it return like novaconv said. You can pull the spring off another latch (front and rear are the same) and put it on yours. A member on here was nice enough to send me a latch for my 62' however it was missing the spring so he took one off one of his rear latches and kindly sent it to me and it went right on the front latch. Here's the pic I sent him to explain where the spring goes, if I remember my camera tomorrow I'll take a pic of the replaced spring on the latch, but for now this pic is all I have so don't mind all the boxes and wording on it I was just using it to show him what I needed.

 

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I'm having this problem too. I just got a replacement spring that's still in an old latch. I can't figure out how to get the spring out without mangling it. I got the old spring out of my latch but I had to twist and pull it quite a bit. Does anyone have some tips?
 
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