Readers ask: How To Adjust European Cabinet Door Hinges?

How do European hinges work?

On a standard European hinge, one plate features a cup that rests inside a 35mm hole bored into the back of the cabinet door, while the other plate attaches to the interior side of the face-frame or frameless cabinet box.

Why won’t my cabinet door close all the way?

If the cabinet door fails to close completely or fails to stay closed, the spring tension is too light. Open the door and hold it open with one hand. If it still won’t close, turn the adjusting screws one-quarter turn at a time until the door closes and stays closed. Open the door and let go of it, or push it slightly.

How do you realign a door?

How to realign a door

  1. Knock a wedge under door to take weight of the door. Unscrew hinge from jamb and fold out.
  2. Cut pieces of cardboard to dimensions of hinge. Slip cardboard between hinge and jamb.
  3. Using drill, reattach hinge to jamb. This slight padding under the hinge will lift the latch to engage with the striker plate.

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Why is my cabinet door crooked?

Cabinets doors can become crooked for many different reasons. Sometimes it is just time and wear and tear that throw them out of alignment. Sometimes it is just a less than detail oriented installer that is at fault.

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