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Old 04-09-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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Not sure if this is the category I should use, but I have removed my cabinet doors and hinges to paint. When I rehung, a couple of the doors hit wood and will not close. I presume it means a hinge is slightly bent? Is there an easy way to find which hinges should be moved where? They fit before I took them off.

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Let me guess, you did not mark the doors so you now have no idea which one went where.
Often that's the problum.

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The cabinet doors were marked and are in the right place.
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Did you also mark the hinges and put them in the same place?
This is not unusual. Remounting doors can be very time consuming. Many hinges have no adjustment, and over time the get tweeked into position, and when you remove them, you have messsed up a very sensitive situation.

Playing with the hinges, and screws and how tight / loose etc. Not an easy thing to do, yet explain here.
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Hinges are not adjustable, and no, I didn't mark them. That never even occurred to me...until I put doors back on. Just was hoping there would be an easy way to find out which hinges are out of kilter. Thanks.
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What style hindges are they?
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...nges&FORM=IGRE
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Hi, ozgal

I may be stating the obvious here, but...those hinge types should fit into slots on the faceframe and doors. Loosen the screws just a bit, adjust the hinge very slightly back and forth (horizontal movement) in the slot(s), re-tighten the screws, and check the new fit. Repeat until you get what you need.

This can be time consuming, and takes patience, but you should be able to get them where you want them (most of them, anyway). You may have to spring for a couple new hinges to replace any that have tweaked over time.

As joecaption noted, this is a valuable lesson in marking each hinge to its place on each door, and each door to its respective opening when taking everything apart.

Good luck! You can do this.

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I may have selected the wrong hinge picture. There is no slot, and no adjustments. There are really only 2 doors that are off kilter, so maybe if I concentrate on those 4 hinges I can figure that out. Just didn't want to spend the time taking them off and putting them back on if there was an easier way. Thanks for your input.
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There is no slot, and no adjustments.
Ah, yes...now that I look more closely at that hinge photo I can see that the small metal plates which would fit into the slots are missing...which explains why you don't have any slots on the doors or faceframes...

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