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Old 01-11-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:45 PM   #2
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Without a picture how would we even know what hindge you have?

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Most times you can spring the hing and make it work better. If you can post a picture it may help.
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It depends on the actual hinge. A picture would help!
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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---
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mine is very similar to this.. pic coming soon



http://www.doorcorner.com/ambpoilrub....IZaK8uQA.dpbs
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Couple of things it might be.
-Hinge could be bent.
-Could be loose and needs tightening
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Have you painted the hinge?
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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.
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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.
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Have you remove a couple yet ,to test the springs?
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Replace these hinges and your doors will stay closed.

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