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HOW-TO Remove the Torsion Spring

Removal of the torsion spring. WATCH OUT! It's a spring and it'll take your hand off, rip your finger out of its socket, etc.. BE CAREFUL WHEN WORKING WITH THIS STUFF.

move the head to the top and lock it in place with the stop. remove the spring cup cover.

using gloves, i grabbed the lever arm and unscrewed the bolt that screws into the head. the lever will want to rotate counterclockwise.

remove the lever and the spring and you're left with the cup.

the spring is held in place on the other side of the column with a collar.


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