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Old 02-22-2015, 12:06 PM   #1
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Question Hinges on closet door

had a hinge come apart leaving part on the door and part on the closet door.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:51 AM   #2
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Time for a new hinge? Pick one that's a bit stronger....


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The hinge parts just snap together, and they are designed that way so that the closet and cabinet doors can be easily removed. Most likely, the pieces have just come apart.

It's hard to verbally describe how to reassemble the two pieces. However, if you examine a remaining hinge on the closet door, or take a look at one your cabinet hinges, you should be able to figure out how they go together.

These hinges are very strong, and it's unlikely that the parts are damaged beyond repair...

IMPORTANT NOTE: Resist the urge to tighten or adjust the screws on the individual pieces (other than the wood screws that mount the hinge to the door and frame). Some of these screws are used to adjust the swing of the door; and if you fiddle with them, your door may not open/close properly. While the swing can be readjusted later, the process is mainly trial-and-error; and it can be a very frustrating experience. (You can probably guess how I know this.)
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Assuming a snap together hinge, as mentioned above, usually you can find a latch on one part and a notch or bar on that part that the other piece of the hinge connects to. Sometimes the hinge has to be partly opened or closed to line up the two parts. Once they are lined up right just snap the parts together. Look carefully at another similar hinge to see how they align.

These are probably European-style hinges and the alignment to reconnect the parts can be obscure. My tall closet door can be a bear to line up and snap in. If I remember correctly there is a bar on the closet part of each hinge that the door part hooks into then the rest of the door part of the hinge rotates around that bar and snaps under the latch. If memory serves the latch is farthest in on the closet part. Unfortunately the AS is in storage 90 miles away at the moment so I can't get a look at it.

Hopefully, if it needs adjusting after assembly the adjustment screws are marked with little embossed arrows to indicate what the screw adjusts. Sneak up on it carefully..don't twist the little adjustment screws a lot at one time. It may need slight adjustment or was just not securely latched on the first place.


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I have replaced all of the tall closet door hinges on the '78 Sovereign with "big box" piano style hinges with good results.
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