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Old 09-30-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Adjusting cabinet hinges

What is the procedure for adjusting and tightening (and keeping tight) these infernal cabinet hinges?
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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The back screw adjusts the in and out. The middle screw adjusts the up and down. The front screw adjusts the right and left. Post a pic of the hinge if you meed more info. We run a cabinet shop.

My grand parents are buried in Arthur but havent ever been there. My dad and brothers take care of the cemetary.
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Procedure for adjusting newer cabinet hinges.

They put the procedure in the October 2012 Blue Beret on page 40. They just posted that issue to the web. Here is the link. Blue Beret Online Magazine-Home
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Thanks. But.........it leaves unanswered my main question. It says that the three screws DO NOT TIGHTEN THE HINGE......so what does? He asked. I don't know about you, but constantly tinkering with these little gems is not how I like to spend my time. Surely there's a way to keep them tight. (besides not traveling and not opening the doors)


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They put the procedure in the October 2012 Blue Beret on page 40. They just posted that issue to the web. Here is the link. Blue Beret Online Magazine-Home
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My grand parents are buried in Arthur but havent ever been there. My dad and brothers take care of the cemetery.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #6
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I think you may be having trouble with the screws that hold it to the cabinet and door. They have a habit of working themselves out and making the holes bigger. You can get a filler that fills the hole and then you put the screw back in. I know Super Glue has a filler for that.

The screws would be the ones that don't adjust it.

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I think you may be having trouble with the screws that hold it to the cabinet and door. They have a habit of working themselves out and making the holes bigger. You can get a filler that fills the hole and then you put the screw back in. I know Super Glue has a filler for that.

The screws would be the ones that don't adjust it.

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No. It's the hinge mechanism itself that jiggles out of adjustment.
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These hinges consist of two parts. The hinge and the mounting plate. The mounting plate is screwed to the cabinet. And the hinge is screwed to the door. Those screws can come loose, though not often. The hinge clips to the plate without screws (some older hinges do screw to the plate, but not the ones on my older '05 trailer so I wouldn't think yours would). The three screws in the hinge are for adjustment only. I haven't had them get loose unless they are over loosened as part of the adjustment. Perhaps some locktite on the adjustment screws is needed. Locktite will make it more difficult to adjust in the future, but usually not impossible. You would just have to break the 'glue' hold. In a worst case you would have to get a new hinge.
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Loctite is available in in a number of grade strengths. Talk to NAPA or other sources to pick the one that provides just enough strength. So grades are so strong they can replace welding is specific applications.
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We have a 2004 Safari and have hinges failing all over. Right now all three hinges on the wardrobe are off. It almost appears to look like the bases are worn so that the clamp on the adjusting part won't stay put. Hopefully I am just doing something wrong that some one can help me with.
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It sounds like you should replace them if they are worn. If you post a picture I can probably tell you where you can get them.
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Hi, my cabinet hinges kept coming loose, so I used blue Loc-tite on them. They are a real pain especially on my large [three hinge] closet door.
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My 2003 28' Safari has bad wardrobe hinges that were made by Grass. I would like to know where to get replacements. CabinetParts.com sent me what they claimed to be replacements but they did not fit correctly. These hinges require adjustment after 300 miles of interstate. I see no way of dealing with the worn out hinges except a continuous hinge replacement. Would appreciate photos from anyone who has made this change.
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If the hinge is coming undone from the plate that mounts to the cabinet then some have suggested using wire ties to hold the two parts together.

These euro hidden hinges are used in many cabinet applications. The cup size and offset are the only requirement to know for replacement. You will need to replace the door part of the hinge and the cabinet part...which may require new screw locations.

If you have a screw stripped...put some woodworking glue and a toothpick in the hole. break the toothpick off flush with the hole and let the glue dry...reinstall the screw being careful not to tighten past snug maybe a tad bit more but do not over do it.
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