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Old 08-30-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Soft close hinge won't close completely


Staying at relative's beach house for the week. They have soft-close hinges/sliders everywhere in the kitchen. House is 8 months old.

Their garbage/recycling drawer no longer closes all the way on its own; it reaches the "soft-close" point and stops. It can be closed manually from there. Is there a simple fix/solution when this occurs?

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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the weight of the garbage can and its contents might be too much for the self closing mechanism. try removing all the cans and see if it closes all the way.

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:57 AM   #3
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I pulled them out to see "how it works" (didn't learn anything), but I hadn't tried closing without them in. Just tried it, no difference.

Somebody else's house...don't want to dig in too deep; probably have it torn apart at home. Slight adjustment, lubrication, etc.; is what I was hoping might be needed.

I think you might be on to something with the weight issue. Combine that with the frequency of use, and maybe it just wore out whatever makes it work. Googled that (what makes it work) online, and didn't find much help.
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it could be as simple as an out of line roller drawer guide that needs adjusting. if you can sight the mechanisms as they work do that to determine adjustments, etc... and then off to the beach!
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:48 AM   #5
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Sounds simple enough. I'll give that a try.
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