jbeuree wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:26 am
I don't have pictures, but when the door is closed the gaps look nice and consistent all the way around. This is what made me believe it was sagging. I did some messing around with it, and it also doesn't look like there's play in the hinge, which is really strange. Examined where they attach closely and can't see any signs of anything deformed/damaged/etc that could explain why the door is angled slightly down from where it should be. Is it possible there's play between the hinges and the bolts themselves? I haven't tried loosening them to see, but that looks to me like the only explanation other than some strange manufacturing defect, which I guess is also possible.
1) When the door is closed properly, the gaps will be even because the door is being held in place. Check to see how the panels align horizontally all the way around. A tweaked frame might display a bow in places.
2) A visual inspection is not likely to reveal anything on the hinges since there is so little that can cause closing issues.
Best bet. Open door then lift up on the end. Is there any play? If not, bent casing. If there is, bent or loose hinge or even possibly door although that is the least likely cause.
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