A really common problem I encounter is door handles that droop down and don’t return to the horizontal position. This drooping can be caused by one of two problems – the spring in the door lock that returns and holds the door handle in the horizontal position is broken or the door handle spring cassettes are broken.
Does Your Door Handle Use Spring Cassettes?
Ultimately determining what the problem is will depend on the type of door lock and handles that are installed in your door. In general, door handles that do not have springs built in will rely on the door lock. The easiest way to tell if it is the lock or the door handles that are the problem, is to simply remove the door handles and check if there are springs present.
How To Replace Door Handle Spring Cassettes
In a lot of cases, the springs are in the form of a cassette on each side of the handle, which can be replaced easily if they break. This is a super job to do that is quick and easy but will make a big difference. Check out my video on how to replace the spring cassettes in your door handles right here. It’s as simple as removing the door handles, sliding off the old spring cassettes from the spindle, sliding the new cassettes back on the spindle and refitting the door handles. Check the video below for a full guide on how to replace your door handle spring cassettes.
Working Spring Cassettes – Like A New Door
It’s amazing the difference that these spring cassettes make to your door. When the door handle is drooping down, it usually also means that the latch in the lock is not projecting out and this means that the door doesn’t catch on the lock when closed. Which can be a annoyance, and means that the multipoint door lock has to be engaged every time to keep the door closed.
Replacement Door Handle Spring Cassettes – Available Now
If your door handle is drooping it could be that you need to replace your door handle spring cassettes. Hoppe, arguably Ireland’s favourite door handle supplier, also provide excellent spring cassettes which are available for purchase now! If you’ve any questions about how to replace the spring cassettes – or if they are the right replacement part for your door, then get in touch.