Interior door closes itself


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Old 08-05-17, 08:34 PM
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Interior door closes itself

My guest bathroom door closes itself and I want it to stop. What should I do?
 
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Old 08-05-17, 09:40 PM
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The door closes itself because the wall leans in (is not plumb). So the only thing to do is to increase the friction on the hinge... either by bending the hingeb pins slightly with a hammer (very slightly) or crimping the barrels of the hinge slightly with a vise grips. With both of these care is needed not to overdo it.

Some people just give up and use a door stop.
 
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Old 08-06-17, 03:49 AM
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I like pulling hinge pins and TAP on them to get a slight bend. Xsleeper gave good ideas/ Never tried squeezing hinge.
 
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Old 08-06-17, 05:25 AM
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A more drastic approach might be to try and fix the lean. If the door closes very slowly then the out of plumb is slight. You might be able to correct this (depending on the floor) by taking a piece of 2 x 4 at the base and using a sledge hammer to straighten out the frame. I have tried this on several doors and it does work. But usually this is done while other re-modeling takes place such as replacing the flooring. But the hinge idea is the safer and easier.
 
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Old 08-06-17, 08:48 AM
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That was easy. Thank you. (I did the pin bending or warping).
 
 

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