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Worn out shower door latch wont't keep shower door shut

A home owner from Atlanta, GA says:
The latch on my shower door, installed in 1985, is a rubber "ball" that clicks into a notch on the shower door frame. The ball and notch have both worn down and the ball won't stay in the notch. If I could just replace the rubber ball, I'd be fine. Otherwise, I'd like to find a handle assembly that will work with the notch in the door frame.

Can you help me?

Carol
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting, Carol. I don't quite recognize this handle. I'm not sure if we have it. Do you have a name brand? Are there any stamps or numbers printed on the hardware?

In the meantime, please look at our 10-053 bullet catch. Do you think this may work in place of the rubber "ball?"
A home owner from Milwaukee, WI says:
I don't know if this thread is still active, but I have the identical shower door handle with latch mechanism and a similar problem - the spring-loaded ball in the door handle doesn't extend far enough to engage with the shower frame. Further, I don't seem to have the "notch" in the frame alluded to by the home owner from Atlanta; I am curious about this "missing" second piece in my shower. My home was built (and the shower installed) in 1984. The shower door handle I have includes a sticker that says "Corinthian Gold by Howmet." I am looking for replacements for this specific door latching mechanism.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Ah, I see. Unfortunately, Howmet is no longer in business. Do you think you can use the 10-053 as a substitute? Perhaps you can make a notch in your frame with a drill to accept it.
A quick learner from Houston says:
Did part # 10-053 work for Carol in Georgia and the
home owner Milwaukee, WI? I have the exact shower handle.

Thanks,
Diane
A home owner from Alabama says:
I too have the same problem. Did part # 10-053 work for Carol in Georgia and the
home owner Milwaukee, WI? If not, can you make any other suggestion other than replacing the entire door?

Thanks,

Mike
A home owner from Decatur says:
The part # 10-053 worked perfectly for the Howmet Corinthian Gold shower door. I removed the old one with a pair of pliers and a screwdriver (to pry it out) and the new part pressed in perfectly. This is the way to repair the door without having to replace it.
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