Fixing a Toy Pull String sound box
It's a Stieff brand Soft toy. And the pull string doesn't retract when it's pulled out.
I have opened it up, and it is all mechnical.
Inside there is:
- A spool for the pull string to wind onto
- A Music Box with a metal comb that is turned by a large spring (This spring is hidden from view)
- A spinner with small spring that turns when the string is retracting.
My question: Before I open up the box any further, can anyone tell me. Is it likely that the spring is the problem? Is it possible to repair a spring?
I can provide photos if that would help.
Thanks for the great responses so far.
As you can see in the image below. I unscrewed the metal base from the plastic housing, and discovered that the spring encased in the grey box isn't able to be unscrewed open :(
As you can see in the green circle I've drawn, this grey case is held closed by a metal pin that is clearly not able to be disassembled. OR is it?
Would I need to open that up to get to the spring?
Any advice would be great. This toy is really lovely, and I'd love to preserve it.
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