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I opened the box and a spring and 2 screws popped out is there any assembly required

No set up instructions came with the box and 2 screws popped out and a spring and i cannot find any set up manuals

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Cant seem to find one myself, but i did find this tutorial for it..

for a user manual you will need to contact simplicity,,

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