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Old 08-23-2019, 12:05 PM   #1
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Medicine Cabinet Mirror Height Adjustment

I have seen a few people posting ways of modifying the hardware that holds the medicine cabinet mirror open with springs or gas struts. I don't know if they all originally had the same hardware as the 2018 and newer Globetrotters have, if they do here is a fix for adjusting it's opening height. The Globetrotter uses the Blum Aventos HK-XS "lift mechanism".

The first picture shows the arm detached from the mirror/door. The second picture shows the slide latch to release the arm from the mirror/door. CAUTION the arm is under a lot of tension when you release it be careful! It is easiest to release the arm with the mirror/door about half way closed. The third picture shows the phillips adjusting screw with arrows indicating more or less spring tension, below the adjusting screw is a numerical scale window to enable adjusting both lift arms to the same amount of tension.

After some trial and error adjusting I was able to raise the open resting height of the mirror/door to about 1 inch from the ceiling keeping me from banging my forehead into the bottom edge when it's open.


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Old 08-24-2019, 01:39 PM   #2
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Dave,

I just made my adjustments today and it works like a charm. I think I ended up at about 6.5 on the adjustment scale. The other benefit for me is that with the opening up higher I get more light into my cabinet from the open skylight outside the door (I don't have the motion sensor lights as you do at this time).

Great idea / info!

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