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Old 08-09-2010, 09:51 PM  
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Default my door won't shut unless I slam it

I hope you can see the photos. How do I fix this door problem? I tried to take out the wood between the frame but wasn't able too. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!



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Old 08-10-2010, 06:30 AM  
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Check the screws in the hinges to make sure they are all snug.
I would recommend a larger screw for the upper hing into the jamb at the top, however you have a sidelight on the side. This makes it difficult to do without screwing into the glass, and is ussually where the hinge has the issue.



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Old 08-10-2010, 09:01 AM  
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Almost definitely the top hinge has come loose. There's a huge gap at the top of the door opposite the hinges and no space between the side of the door and the frame at the top. Hopefully it's just come loose, but you might have a stripped out hole too (toothpicks can provide a semi-temporary fix).

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Evan metal clad doors have wood showing on both sides so it could be planed down a little. This might be a house settleing problem. check to see frame is still square. measure the diangle each way, should be equal. If hinges are good and refitting the door is to much, then plane the door to fit. If it is out of square at some point if it keeps moving the window in the side light will break.

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