One of my old buttons broke yesterday and when I replaced it with another button (until I can get a real replacement)suddenly the pad is not shutting completely as it did before. I suppose some friction is happening somewhere? The button seems to be the same circumference as the old one.
Any other ideas?
The bushing felt within the button is probably too thick restricting movement of the lever.
, tapered smooth bradawl inserted gently and cautiously through the center of the bushing with a twisting action should enlarge the hole in the bushing giving more clearance.Care must be taken not to force the bradawl through the bushing to avoid breaking the button if made of wood, bone or 'plastic'.