Any tips on fixing a havahart whose doors rub / don't close

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Old 05-16-19, 07:07 PM
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Any tips on fixing a havahart whose doors rub / don't close

I have a couple havahart traps with the doors on each end, pan in the middle.

1 is smaller (24 x8 x8?) and the doors close freely when the pan is tripped.

the other that I just got used from Facebook marketplace is bigger (30x10x10?) the doors rub against the sides as they fall and don't fall fast or completely.

I've tried seeing if things are out of alignment but things look OK.

Any advice how to get things into alignment so the doors drop freely and quickly?
 
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Old 05-17-19, 08:05 AM
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The cage could be out of square or the sides could be pushed in. Look to see where the doors touch when falling and bend and stretch the cage as needed to allow free clearance.
 
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Old 05-17-19, 09:17 AM
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the doors rub against the sides
I've tried seeing if things are out of alignment but things look OK.
Only one of the statements can be true!

Look where they rub, top/bottom, top one side, bottom of other, something is not square and needs a little tweeking to make it right!
 
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Old 05-18-19, 09:00 AM
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Thanks guys! Yeah, both can't be true. 1 is a statement, 1 is a (faulty) observation.
 
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I have a Tractor supply one and an elephant could have escaped when new. I had to twist and bend to modify its operation to be able to catch squirrels which are rather strong and athletic. Got it to work but was thinking of a better brand, sounds like HAH may not be the one. of course that was used.

I'm also a serious repair nut with tools of all types.

Good luck.

Bud
 
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