Door Latches


80s link-detached home with brass door handles throughout, the type where you hold them like a lever and press them down rather than the twisty knob type.
The other day, there was a snap as I opened the drawing door, and the door handle has drooped ever since. I presumed a spring inside the latch had broken and went and got a replacement Yale A0507 tubular latch from B&Q, but the spring in that doesn't appear to work any better than the broken one.
Does anybody know whether I need a different type of latch or need to perform some little trick while fitting it (the instructions don't mention anything, just the obvious in making the cutouts/holes if the door & frame hasn't already got them, which of course they have)?
???
TIA
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itself? Handles don't always have their own springs, but many do (in both handles). David
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My first reaction was "Nah! There's not room in there for a spring!" but just to be sure, I rummaged in the garage for the lock washer tool and dismantled a handle. You're absolutely right, there was a broken spring in there!
Thanks for the advice.

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Java Jive wrote

I wish I could dismantle my 1930's door handles to get at the broken springs. <sigh>
Oh, for the luxury of a being able to use a lock washer tool!
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Except I realised afterwards I meant circlip pliers (it's been a long time since I did anything seriously mechanical like rebuilding an engine).

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Java Jive wrote

's okay. I knew what you meant. ;)
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