seanc Posted November 17, 2021 Share Posted November 17, 2021 (edited) I have had to do this a couple of times so far. And every time! It has been really difficult. is there some inside secret or tool to use here? Between trying to remove the old spring from that tiny little hole. To putting the new spring into the hole.. and then trying to keep that stupid spring in that tiny miserable hole.. while also trying to compress it enough to hook under the arm.. while not launching the spring someplace to only be found months later by the vacuum or messing up the adjacent spring? I have used drill bits in the loop of the spring. Needle nose pliers to insert the spring. Tweezers. Small screw drivers to hook under the arms. Small screw drivers to try to push the old spring up, etc.. I know I MUST be missing something here. Is there some accepted tools to use? Or some mystical yoga contortion maneuver I need to be doing while trying to do this right? As a bonus question… are replacement springs one size fits all in terms of tension? Now that I have installed the new spring. It is substantially more stiff than the 100+ year old springs in there. The stiffer springs definitely make for a much quicker valve closing. But, now I have multiple degrees of spring tension across all of the buttons. Which feels kind of odd. is it best to just replace them all? Or just replace as they fail? Edited November 17, 2021 by seanc 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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