Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
If it's the big Graflok springs then I'd try cleaning and lubing... as others already suggested. I can't remember the way they're made but, if they're coil springs, then maybe they just need to be tightened another turn?
They resemble clothespin springs. Tightening another turn won't happen. What might work is shimming the ends of the springs.