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Cabinets not closing properly

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Apr 17, 2014, 07:33 AM
Alex Freeman
Cabinets not closing properly
My kitchen cabinets are not closing properly, any reason other than humidity? I replaced 3 year ago, should i replace them again or current can work?

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Apr 17, 2014, 08:24 AM
The most common cause for that that I see is a breakdown of the cabinet hardware. Hinges can weaken over time, especially if you have a double-pivot hidden hinge style. Best fix is a direct replacement with a new hinge.

Of course, humidity can warp doors, hinges can become loose and out of adjustment or doors can be pulled downward over time - all could be factors.

Apr 17, 2014, 11:59 AM
get some colored chalk. rub up the edges of the cabinet face frame. close the door. open it and look for chalk.

see it, on opposite sides of that plane, the door has swelled. if you see chalk on the door in one corner, that's more likely to be a shot hinge.

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May 22, 2014, 01:35 AM
There may be some problem with hinges.Hinges may start sticking if the door continually gets slammed or closed too hard,or when any object get stuck within door and cabinet.Fold a matchbook cover or piece cardboard of similar thickness four times and insert it in between door and side of cabinet,if you still get problem fold matchbook again.

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