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that might have access to an older handle return spring for a schlage 2 piece door set?
 
MrLocksmith really is a Locksmith. LOL

Post a picture of what you need. I have a bucket of door hardware I can dig through. Some of it is Schlage, some is Westlock.


Thanks, Dan. I will take pics as soon as I get home.

For now, it's not a traditional coil spring, it looks more like a piece of 1/8" flat stock wound into a spiral approx 1" in dia. There's a small ear on the inner and outer ends of the spiral.

And Schlage CS was helpful to the point that they could tell me they couldn't help me. :lol:
 
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Chad, if Dan can't hook you up, buddy of mine is the local lock guru..Claims not a safe he hasn't been able to get into.;)

Seriously, good guy as well...
 
Thanks, guys. Inside the handle, the snap ring holds in the side control, which is on top of the spring. Anyone have anything like this spring??

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Sent this to Jim, I'll let you know if he has one.

Why not buy a new set and have it keyed?
 
Sent this to Jim, I'll let you know if he has one.

Why not buy a new set and have it keyed?

Thanks, Jim must be your local buddy? We tried several different sets from our local stores, but they were all too long. The result would have been drilling another hole and finding something to plug the first hole or replacing the front door.

The beauty is that we don't need a keyed unit as ours has an electric combo lock on the deadbolt above. No more kids losing spare keys or the wife leaving them in the house. ;)
 
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I'll take a look at my box o parts tomorrow. I've got a mess of locksets, but I'm not sure I have that kind of schlage.
 
Thanks for looking! Splitshot has my address if you find one. I'll be out of touch for a couple weeks, but I'll make it right with you when I get back!!!!!!! ;) See ya when I return!
 
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I need more information to help you. There is a lock that uses that spring but is it more common to see it on a French door. Can you do me a favor and take a photo of the latch.

Thanks

Mark
 
I need more information to help you. There is a lock that uses that spring but is it more common to see it on a French door. Can you do me a favor and take a photo of the latch.

Thanks

Mark

Here's the best I can do, thanks for taking a look!!!

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What you have there is one of Schlage's early models of their "F" Series picture handle sets. I am surprised it has lasted you this long. There is nothing that is "off the shelf" that you could use to fix your problem that I am aware of. The whole series was designed to economical and not very repairable. So you can continue to try to fabricate a return spring or purchase a new lock. Worst case is that the new one might different size base trim so you might feel the need to repaint the door if they do not cover the old lock prep area. Second is you will want to measure from the center line of the latch to the the bottom fastener on the handel so you will be aware of any changes in handle length there. Again worst case.. drill a new hole and putty-paint over the old one. I have seen many of these at the "big box" stores. And from memory I think you have the "Camelot" style of trim. The guts of the new ones look nothing like what you have either.

Good Lock Luck to you :)

Mark
 
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Thanks, Mark, we really appreciate the input. It's a metal door,so is putty still an option? None of the new locksets we checked would fit and we just bought this place 7 months ago. Still hoping for a replacement spring, although we're repainting the exterior next month. Thanks again for laying out our options. :cheers:
 
JB weld or Bondo and some sand paper will work to cover anything cosmetic.
 
Chad, Jim said he wouldn't have a source for one and agrees with Mark.
Might check out Emtek, we are happy with ours and they might have something that will fit.:meh:
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Thanks for all the input!!!!! I was hoping for a $0.50 spring oved a $120+ lockset, but I guess it is what it is. Thanks again!
 
Yeah I struck out at the parts box as well. just kwiksets.
 

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