I hung an interior door and the top hinge pulls slightly when closing. This is causing resistance when closing. How do I trouble shoot this problem?
Can you define "pulls slightly" a little more clearly? Is the top hinge closing completely before the door is shut? Is there resistance within the hinge? Was this a pre-hung door that you just installed or was it just replacing the slab within an existing opening?
Lot's of questions, I know, but they will help us determine the cause of your problem. :cool:
This is a new door blank that I am replacing into an existing opening. I measured and cut out for the hinges to match the hinge placements on the existing opening.The door closes freely until it gets about 1" from closing. At this point the top hinge pulls slightly towards the door. It does close but not freely. I have hung doors before but am far from an expert at it. Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
[*]Uneven mortise, loosen screws slightly that are closest to the hinge pin, then insert a thin shim (cereal box works great), retighten screws. Repeat until door closes without resistance. If the mortise is not too deep already, you can clean up the depth and angle - just make sure you're using a sharp chisel.