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How to replace new door handle

Hi have just bought a replacement door handle which came with a spring, catch, rod and the new handle. No instructions how to assemble, and I have tried and tried.
can someone please provide instructions on what goes where?

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    Place handle face down on flat surface

    insert catch insert making sure foot shape points to the right

    place spring so that bar of spring crosses the back of latch

    feet end of spring should be on the right hand side pointing down

    insert pin to make sure all parts are in line

    remove pin, insert assembled part in lock space and re insert pin probably play around with this but will fit eventually

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    I have the same problem and am having trouble following the instructions previously posted. Could a better explanation be provided? Many thanks

  • jane2 Aug 02, 2008

    Can you start from the beginning?!  Do I need to remove the door before fitting the handle?  if so do i remove from the front of the machine or from the hinge (so hinge still attached to M/C).  DO I need to prise open the 2 parts of the door?  how do i do that?

  • grantsnebbon Aug 24, 2008

    cant get pin to fit through spring and handle


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Guest solution 15/3/08-worked fine for me.
To help Jane, you need to remove front of door only (remove screws from inside of door + carefully prise part with screwdriver + be careful glass doesnt fall on floor.
Then proceed to fitting solution- remember it is only the last part of solution when you re-insert pin that you need to insert the handle into door.
Good luck.

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Why can no-one supply a photo. Even with the last set of instructions there are still a lot of assumptions, e.g. which way is the handle pointing when it is face down!

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Open the door fully.
Remove the door by unscrewing the two screws in the hinge.
You will need a T20 star bit/screwdriver for that.
Place the door face down on a flat surface.
Remove the 6 screws (Phillips) holding the inner door ring.
Starting from the hinge side, gently prize off the inner ring.
Its a bit like taking the lid off a Tupperware.
Remove carefully and take the glass and the pespex window out.
With a pair of fine plyers gently remove the brass pin holding the door latch assembly in place.
Note that the brass pin has a ridged section and the orientation of the catch and spring.
Remove the handle from the front of the door and replace.
Rebuild in reverse order.
Getting the pin back in is tricky.
First line up the pin and the handle and the spring.
Push in the pin using a gentle twist and push motion.
When one side is in place ease the metal catch under the sping and line up with the pin.
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