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jmjoseph 09-30-2007 10:08 PM

my door closer closes way too fast
 
Hello,

I have a door that has a Ryobi door closer on it. The door closer has worked good up to 3 months ago. Now everytime I open my door the door closer goes much faster and usually ends up slamming into the door frame.

I have played around with the spring adjusting nut but it still goes very fast at the beginning and sometimes it will stop about 6 inches from the frame and then slowly (very slowly) close.

Has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix it.

Thanks

glennjanie 10-01-2007 09:10 AM

Hello JMJoseph:
You are on the right track, now just make small adjustments between the two extremes until you get the desired effect; say, maybe a quarter turn at a time.
Glenn

CraigFL 10-01-2007 09:57 AM

Have you read this?

http://www.ryobi-group.co.jp/en/projects/builder/products/door_closer_function.html#

You might be able to better understand the problem with their explanation of how it should work.

glennjanie 10-01-2007 10:06 AM

Good job Craig; that says it all in an easy to read format. Cool!!
Glenn


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