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Once you have removed the old M spring roller

A quick learner says:
How do you replace it ? Which one is easiest to use? the one with the rivit on the end or the one with the hole on the end?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
The 84-001 with the nylon roller or the 84-031 with the steel roller. However, which roller do you have in your door? That will determine which roller you need to use regardless of the difficulty of replacing it.
A quick learner says:
I currently have the nylon roller (84-006) with the pin on the end. The pin fit snuggly into the hole so I had to use a punch to knock it out. It seems to me it will be almost impossible to put a new one in with a pin unless I drill the hole out to a bigger size. I would like to go to the steel roller (84-006S) for a replacement. Does the pin have to fit snuggly in the hole.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
I also had some trouble installing the 84-006 with the pin. I did drill a little larger hole to help clean out the hole & install the pin (Try a 1/8" drill bit). However be careful not to damage the screen wire. I drilled a hole on the edge of the door, into the wheel cut out.That way you shouldn't damage the screen wire. You might need a longer drill bit. Don't forget! Safety First when working with power tools. Wear goggles and gloves and take your time. If something doesn't look right while you're doing it, take pictures and reply to this discussion with them. We'll see how we can help and we can use your pictures to help answer further questions on this.
A quick learner from Concord CA says:
I just bought 84-031 spring tension screen door roller replacement part and am finding it hard to install is there a knack/trick to it?It was easy to remove the old part but hard to install.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
What I do is turn the adjustment screw into the door just a little. Look inside the cut out of the door where the wheel goes into the door. You just want that screw tip exposed about 1/8" to 1/4" that way when you slide in the roller spring; it will have enough play to go over the screw end, but will catch the hole in the end of the spring. I use a flat tip screw driver to help push the spring into the cut out of the door.

Please also refer to our guide on how to install a patio screen sliding door:
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