Torsion Spring is under tension and eye injury can occur if spring snaps out

5. Separate Torsion Spring (7) and Leg Assemblies (8) from Pivot (9).

6. Visually inspect Pivot (9) for bends or cracks and replace if damaged.

7. Visually inspect Torsion Spring (7) For bent or broken legs and replace if damaged.

8. Depress Latch (10) and extend Inner (Lower) Leg Section (11) to center Spring Pin (12) in one of the two upper rectangular latch holes at Outer (Upper) Leg Section (13). Drive out Spring Pin (12) and discard. Separate Inner (Lower) Leg Section (11) from Outer (Upper) Leg section (13).

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8. Depress Latch (10) and extend Inner (Lower) Leg Section (11) to center Spring Pin (12) in one of the two upper rectangular latch holes at Outer (Upper) Leg Section (13). Drive out Spring Pin (12) and discard. Separate Inner (Lower) Leg Section (11) from Outer (Upper) Leg section (13).

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9. Visually inspect Outer (Upper) Leg Section (13) for bends and bent, cracked or missing Leg Hooks (14). Replace if damaged.

10. Remove Straight Pin (15) and separate Latch (10), Helical Spring (16) and Plug (17) from Inner (Lower) Leg Section (11).

11. Visually inspect Straight Pin (15) for burrs; Helical Spring (16) for breaks or kinks; Latch (10) for burrs; Plug (17) for breaks, and Inner (Lower) Leg Section (11) for bends, broken or bent feet (18). Replace damaged components.

REASSEMBLY

1. Install Spring (1), Latch (2) and Straight Pin (3) into Inner (Lower) Leg Section (4).

2. Position Plug (5) so that the hole in the plug will aline with the Spring Pin Hole (6) and insert Plug (5), (tapered end first) into the Inner (Lower) Leg Section

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3. Depress Latch (2) and engage Inner (Lower) Leg Section (4) into Outer (Upper) Leg Section (6). Center Spring Pin Hole (7) in one of the two upper rectangular latch holes of the Outer (Upper) Leg Section (6).

4. From the latch hole side of Outer (Upper) Leg Section (6), drive in NEW Spring Pin (8) flush with surface of inner (Lower) Leg Section (4).

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