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puttster 07-16-2012 12:09 PM

Mail slot door question
 
Something got messed up with my mail slot door, it stays open now. Would someone guide me as to how to (re) place the spring?

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...slotspring.jpg
puttster

joecaption 07-16-2012 12:15 PM

The curl on the end of the spring on the right is suppost to be in the same position as the one on the left.
Just going to have to play with it with a pair of needle nosed plyers.

Yoyizit 07-16-2012 12:23 PM

The loop on the left end of the spring needs to be anchored to something.

puttster 07-16-2012 02:56 PM

Tough advices to follow. Can't seem to get it.

tony.g 07-16-2012 04:38 PM

About 1" down from the top of your photo is a tiny metal loop. Shouldn't the hook on the right-hand end of the spring be hooked into this loop? That way it should pull the flap closed.

danpik 07-17-2012 06:13 AM

Can the spring slide all the way to the right on the rod? I suspect that the hook on the spring needs to hook over the edge of the slot frame on the right hand side of the opening.

woody4249 07-17-2012 12:36 PM

Looks like that black car is in the way........ some real piss poor parallel parking if ya ask me. :no:

Yoyizit 07-17-2012 02:01 PM

The spring is supposed to exert a slight closing torque on the door so wind gusts don't pop it open.

puttster 07-17-2012 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by woody4249 (Post 967962)
Looks like that black car is in the way........ some real piss poor parallel parking if ya ask me. :no:

I re-parked but still got the mail slot problem.


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