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DIYGST 01-11-2013 03:41 PM

kitchen cabinet doors won't shut
 
I have the original builder's kitchen oak cabinets from 1990.
The hinges are exposed but I do not know why they won't close, most of them are open a bit.

Can the hinge be adjusted or must one resort to use velcro or other things?

joecaption 01-11-2013 03:45 PM

Without a picture how would we even know what hindge you have?

BigJim 01-11-2013 04:36 PM

Most times you can spring the hing and make it work better. If you can post a picture it may help.

NestHI 01-11-2013 04:55 PM

It depends on the actual hinge. A picture would help!

oh'mike 01-11-2013 05:04 PM

Many of those hinges have a built in plastic spring---old age may have caused their death---

Remove a good hinge and see if it snaps closed---then your bad hinge---I think your hinged are shot---new hinges are available at a reasonable cost and are easy to change---let us know what you find---

DIYGST 01-11-2013 05:07 PM

mine is very similar to this.. pic coming soon



http://www.doorcorner.com/ambpoilrub....IZaK8uQA.dpbs

NestHI 01-11-2013 05:11 PM

Couple of things it might be.
-Hinge could be bent.
-Could be loose and needs tightening

BigJim 01-11-2013 10:04 PM

Have you painted the hinge?

joecaption 01-11-2013 10:09 PM

There is no adjusting that style, Remove one and take it with you to any box store, There's differant off sets and screw spacing.

BigJim 01-11-2013 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1091427)
There is no adjusting that style, Remove one and take it with you to any box store, There's differant off sets and screw spacing.

Believe it or not there is.

oh'mike 01-12-2013 06:07 AM

Have you remove a couple yet ,to test the springs?

NestHI 01-12-2013 07:59 AM

Replace these hinges and your doors will stay closed.


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