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Old 11-14-2011, 10:26 PM   #16
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You can forget about adjustments! I tried every thing available at least 15 different times 15 different ways.
Talked to the company but they say thats the way the door was designed. The only way to get this door to close normally (soft) is go to Lows and purchase an LGR replacement closer or a Wright closer. I purchased the door from Lowes so they gave them to me for free. The door now closes like a dream!
You only need to replace one and I elected to replace the top strut and this did the trick!
I love the Larson storm door I think it's the best on the market but this shock/strut/closer has got to be from china and is worthless!
P.S. I recommended one today!


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Old 11-15-2011, 09:39 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Ron6519 View Post
The door can need seasonal adjustments, but if it's more then this, contact Larson. The door is under warranty.
How a door closes depends a lot on how tight the main door is and whether it's open or closed. If the main door is closed, there will be an "air cushion" between the doors which will slow or stop a storm from latching.
Set the closing rate with the main door open. If need be, when you leave, push the storm closed. Or raise the bottom sweep so the air can have an escape route.
I have a Larson with the slider top. It reacts exactly this same way. I keep it a little tight, and just tap it with my fingers as I leave when the solid door is shut.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:16 PM   #18
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It's a known manufacturer defect. I install larson storm doors every day and have done so for the last 10 years. There was a period of time from 2009 to late 2010 when the had a bad run of closers because they changed their manufacturing plant/country of origin. The tell tale sign is that no matter how tight or loose you set the closers, it will SLAM shut at the very end. I mean HARD! As in it can take an arm off! I must have replaced a hundred or so closers.

Anyway, one of the ways to tell is if the bracket that hold the closer the door is plastic. When they fixed the problem, they changed the door brackets back to metal ones.


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