Fix Door Hinge Problems

Edina, MN. Kitchen Remodeling.

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Do you have a door that’s hard to close or maybe one that won’t stay open? Well, guess what. Most of those problems are easy to diagnose and they’re easy to solve. Here’s the first place I’d like to begin.

I want you to look at the top hinge of the door. Generally, the screws that hold the hinge to the jamb and to the door may be loose. Why don’t you just tighten those just a half-turn, maybe a full turn and believe it or not, that may solve your problem. If that doesn’t work, I want you to look at the middle screw in the hinge. That’s the screw that’s generally closest to the center of the jamb. Remove that short screw and replace it with a longer screw, preferably two inches, and that screw will take the door jamb pack into the rough lumber that is hidden back behind the jamb.

The problem also might be for that door that won’t close tightly, the hinge might not be deep enough in the jamb. To solve that problem, you’re going to have to take off the hinge and slightly remove some lumber using a wood chisel or a razor knife.

Now finally, what about that door that magically closes on its own? You can solve that easily. All you’ve got to do is take that hinge pin out, strike it with a hammer, put a little bend in it, drive the hinge pin back into the hinge and you’re done. If that doesn’t solve the problem, do it to all three hinge pins. And believe it or not, that will give it enough resistance to keep that door open.

Remember, solving door problems are simple. Take your time, look at all the different parts and remember, the tolerances are close. Do all that and you are going to have a great time.

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