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Old 10-01-2023, 08:58 PM   #1
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Cabinets unlatching

Greetings,

I have a 28 twin. My problem is that the wardrobe closet hinges do not stay latched due to road vibrations. This has happened to other cabinet doors, but since this door is tall and has a full length mirror it is susceptible to unlatching as it is supported by 3 euro style hinges and a door latch (which I suspect is inadequate for its size and weight).
Fortunately only my bottom latch is faulty and has come off so many times it does not snap in anymore like the other hinges.
Does this hinge need replacing?
I am considering using a completely different hinge type that cannot come off and would accept any recommendations.
Or perhaps changing to a piano hinge like the bathroom door uses.

Can anyone speak into this problem for me? I really appreciate your help.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-01-2023, 09:47 PM   #2
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JustRehabIt, those are Grass brand hinges and should stay connected as long as the two are aligned correctly.

You might want to remove the bottom latch plate from the inside wall, snap it in the door side then extend it to the wall and see if the screw hole line up. It’s possible you need to replace that one if it’s popped out so many times. There should be no reason to go with piano hinges.

I replaced all the hinges with 160 degree units so you can open the doors wider. If you decide to go that way, they make a big difference. I found them on ROK Hardware for $6 a piece (hinge only). Plates separate.
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One more thing…

Back to your original issue with the doors opening while on the road - it can be caused by misalignment of the latch. If you can, look to see how they line up and adjust accordingly.

Also, Jackson Center can send you stronger latches. They come in different pounds of force required to open. Our bathroom medicine cabinet mirror opened when on the road. Changing to stronger latch solved the problem.

Good luck!
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