Choosing the Correct Door Handle Spring
How to Select the Correct Flat Wire Door Handle Spring
- Choose the number of turns. Most flat wire door handle springs have either approximately 2 turns or 2.5 turns, but there are some exceptions.
- Choose the thickness. A spring which is too thick may make it difficult to replace the circlip and may cause the handle to stick. A spring which is too thin will give excess play, giving the handle a loose feel. We do, however, sell a range of washers that can take up excess play should this be necessary (see Spacers, Cam Washers and Circlips)
Our range of flat wire springs are not handed (the same spring can be used for either a right hand or a left hand handle). Click on Door Handle Springs - Flat Section Wire to see the full range.
Please see our guide on How to Fix a Door Handle for fitting instructions.
- Note the arm positions. Do the arms point up and down (as in the top 2 springs in the picture) or does one arm point towards the centre of the coil (as in the bottom 2 springs in the picture)?
- Note the external diameter of the coil in mm
- Note the number of turns the coil has
- Calculate the wire thickness. This is best done by measuring across several turns of the coil and dividing by the number of turns. Many springs are made from 1.65mm diameter wire. A 1p piece (dated 1993 and later) is exactly 1.65mm thick. You could stack 1p pieces next to the coil for comparison.
- Note the length of the side arms
Its not always possible to get an exact match, but often a close match works. If the springs you purchase do not fit we're happy to offer an exchange or refund.