At the top of the catcher plate there is a metal bar (the spring sits on this bar), it must be removed for us to get the old spring off. To remove it just bend the metal tab on either side holding it in place and tap one end with a hammer – eventually the bar will stick out enough that you can grab it at one end and pull it out about halfway, until the spring may be removed.
With the bar back in place test the catcher flap to ensure it is all working properly, then you can bend back the tabs at either end of the bar to keep it from moving.
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