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Old 01-19-2020, 11:29 AM
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Default New T-handle push-pull failure

A while ago, I bought one of those push-pull handles that are T shaped with the push-button lock in the middle. Finally got around to starting to install it and I noticed that the locking function does not work. Moreover, the button (with a rod attached to it) is free and simply falls out of the unit! Before I go through the hassle of returning it, does anyone know if this is a common failure that I can fix myself?
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Old 01-19-2020, 11:40 AM
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Ryan,

I thought I read somewhere if you pull the handle out too far there is a ball bearing that can fall out. Iím not sure where I saw this but it would be pretty easy to do if you are not aware of the potential problem. Maybe do a search to qualitfy my memory.
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Old 01-19-2020, 12:01 PM
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Ryan,

I thought I read somewhere if you pull the handle out too far there is a ball bearing that can fall out. Iím not sure where I saw this but it would be pretty easy to do if you are not aware of the potential problem. Maybe do a search to qualitfy my memory.
This is correct.

Did you possibly pull it out quite aways (beyond 2.5 inches or so) at some point?
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Old 01-19-2020, 12:39 PM
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BINGO that was it. Looked around on the shop floor near the last place I was playing with the handle and lo and behold there was a little ball bearing sitting in a corner! Thank you, gentlemen.
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Old 01-19-2020, 12:51 PM
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WOW! You're a lucky man. I can't find something I dropped right now.
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Old 01-20-2020, 01:35 PM
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WOW! You're a lucky man. I can't find something I dropped right now.
That is super lucky. I could drop a wing in the garage and somehow it would end up in a tree down the street.
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:54 PM
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That is super lucky. I could drop a wing in the garage and somehow it would end up in a tree down the street.
I hear ya, brother.
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:08 PM
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That is super lucky. I could drop a wing in the garage and somehow it would end up in a tree down the street.
ohhh do I know that feeling
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