FAQ: Why Does My European Kitchen Cabinet Not Close?

Why do my kitchen cabinet doors not close?

Often, the problem is that the rear adjustment screw has come loose, which makes the door sit askance. The front adjustment screw controls the distance between the hinge and the side of the cabinet. When this distance is too great, the cabinet door won’t close because it’s tilted.

Can you adjust soft close hinges?

Take a moment to focus on the soft close hinge and find the adjustment tab. Look for gray or silver plunger in the center of the hinge. To confirm that it’s the adjustment tab, try pulling on it with the tip of your finger.

How do you fix a gap between cabinet doors and frames?

Step-by-Step Guide for fixing the gap between the door and frame

  1. Step 1: Tighten the door hinges.
  2. Step 2: Remove and replace old weather stripping.
  3. Step 3: Measure the door.
  4. Step 4: Mark the measurements on the weatherstripping.
  5. Step 5: Cut the weatherstripping.
  6. Step 6: Install weatherstripping.

How do you fix cabinet doors that hit each other?

For doors that hit each other as they close, you can adjust the hinge to move the doors sideways. This is the closer screw to the opening of the cabinet. It has two grooves forming a cross on the top of it.

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Do European hinges wear out?

From contributor S: Yes, they do go out of adjustment over time – by wear. Look at a butt hinge and the surface to wear area.

Are European hinges soft close?

Soft Close hinges allow your cabinet door to close smoothly and silently no matter how hard the door is closed. With this feature integrated into the hinge cup, there is no additional hardware to add onto the hinge or mounting plate.

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