View Larger Image FF: Rubber Band Repair What problem is being solved by this creative Fixed-it Friday modification? Thank you to Thomas Chin of VAS Door & Hardware for the photo! You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. By Lori Greene|2015-05-27T19:22:39-04:00May 29th, 2015|Fixed-it Friday, Locks & Keys|11 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsAppTumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Lori Greene Related Posts 11 Comments MJOHN May 29, 2015 at 8:01 am - Reply Looks like a broken spring box on the inside lever is being remedied by the rubber band to allow it to return. So instead of ‘spring return’ we have ‘bungee-effect return’ (Hey, at least it seems to be latching.) Jeff Tock May 29, 2015 at 8:35 am - Reply It could be the spring cage was installed backwards. That will make it sag. John Bange May 29, 2015 at 9:17 am - Reply A good percentage of the calls I get working at an all IR/Allegion hardware hospital are “door does not lock”, and it’s invariably because of a broken spring cage. The die cast body of the spring cage is something of a weak point. Paul Senne May 29, 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply Or the spring cage was never installed in the first place-that happens a lot with Schlage L9000 mortise locks. The directions are always followed 😉 Jenny Pauley May 29, 2015 at 2:30 pm - Reply Looks like the folks that repaired the closer with the bungee cords were calling in to repair this lock. Jason May 29, 2015 at 3:04 pm - Reply Duct Tape Fixes All!!!! Daniel Ferry, AHC May 29, 2015 at 3:07 pm - Reply I am always amused by the spring cage being installed on the fixed outside lever of a storeroom function lock. Then the dummy spacer gets put on the inside. Scary how often I get that call. So if this is the “CORRECT” fix, I will send them this picture. It has to be trued, it is on the internet!!! Eric May 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm - Reply Limp lever syndrome?? TOM CHIN May 29, 2015 at 4:28 pm - Reply This was done to maintain security in keeping the door locked until the mechanic returns with the replacement spring cage. It is a college and gets a lot of constant abuse. Thank you for all your comments! Bryan McKeehan May 29, 2015 at 6:05 pm - Reply Nothing a little Viagra wouldn’t fix. Just kidding. Maybe they could see Alice. Again kidding, all a play on Eric’s post. Jack May 29, 2015 at 6:45 pm - Reply Looks to be missing a 6 dollar part – SCHLAGE L283-040 SPRING CAGE, but hay the Rubber bands where cheaper!! O_O Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.