How to fix cabinet doors that won t stay closed

Why won’t my cabinet door stay closed?

Open the cabinet door and push it shut it again. If the cabinet door fails to close completely or fails to stay closed , the spring tension is too light. If it still won’t close , turn the adjusting screws one-quarter turn at a time until the door closes and stays closed .

How do you stop a door opening more than 90 degrees?

Open the door to 90 degrees . If the wedge doesn’t stop the door from opening farther than 90 degrees , choose a thicker wedge. Depending on the style of door and hinge, you might need to slide the wedge slightly under the edge of the door to get it to work properly. Try different wedges until you get one that works.

What is door catch?

The door catch is a fitting to keep a closed door at a normal position and not to naturally open due to a wind pressure. The catch body is fitted on the front of the top and bottom plates of a cabinet and the strike is fitted on the door side.

How do you adjust old cabinet hinges?

Cabinet Doors Rubbing Against Each Other You can correct the problem by adjusting the hinges on each of the doors . Look for two screws on the hinge . Loosen the screw nearest to the cabinet door a bit—enough to allow you to adjust the hinge to the left or to the right. You’ll have to try one direction per time.