I have a storm door and the connection at the top will not stay tight enough and the window continues to blow it open. the actual mechanism does not stay tight enough to keep the door tight enough to close all the way. I keep trying to tighten screws but am wondering if I need to adjust the hinges or something else.
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Depends on type of hinge, If it swings back open after you closed it then either the cupboard is not level (old style hinge)...
Or the spring inside hinge is bad/broken and not holding it closed. If the door opens back just a bit (1/2 inch or so) see if hinge has adjustable screws.
First check to make sure that the hinges are securely fastened to the door jamb. Gently try to tighten all screws but be careful not to over-tighten or strip the screw heads. It's possible loose screws could be causing the door to hang slightly making it fit improperly into the door jamb.
It's also possible that the door frame isn't 100% "true" and it could be causing the storm door to get caught along the top or bottom edge. You can check with a level to make sure that both sides of the door are plumb (perfect 90 degree angle). You can also use a carpenter's square to check that all of the interior angles in the door jamb are 90 degrees respective to each other.
If everything is square then it could be that the hinges on the storm door are not aligned properly. With the storm door slightly ajar use a level on the vertical edge both at the top and the bottom. It should, ideally, be the same as the door jamb. If it's slightly off you could try shimming either the top or bottom hinge as necessary to even the storm door until it is aligned with the door jamb.
If you find that your door jamb is not "true" then you may need to consult with a carpenter or storm door installation expert to find a way to trim your storm door or refit it for easy opening and closing. Many older homes settle over time and sometimes door jambs slip out of alignment. The door itself may still open and close as usual but it may have sufficient gaps on all sides to prevent it from getting stuck. The newer storm door may be too tight a fit and catching on a door jamb that has settled out of true.
Lower the window, use a wedge to pry the two door halves open a bit. Try spraying the lock and all link arms etc, with WD40. It may also be possible to reach down with a bar etc and pull the lever that's not moving to pop the lock open. Just work slowly and carefully so you don't bend the door out of shape or break the glass.
Turn the screw in the end of the shaft (on the door end) counterclockwise to release all the pressure.Once it closes or slams shut, use that screw to adjust the closing speed. Other problem could be the stay open lock (the metal piece that slides along the shaft) could be all the way out keeping the door from closing. If it is just push on the door a bit then slide the lock plate all the way back to the end of the shaft, and the door will close.
The owner's manual will tell you step by step how to program it. Normally you would follow these steps (with the engine off):
1. Press and hold down the two outsid buttons releasing only when the indicator light begins to flash.
2. Position the end of your hand-held transmitter about 1 to 3 inches away from the buttons while keeping the indicator light in view.
3. Simutaneiously press and hold both the desired button and teh hand-held transmitter button. Do not release the buttons until the indicator light flashes slowly at first and then rapidly. Then releas both buttons.
4. Press and hold the newly-trained button and observe the indicator light. If the indcator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and your garage door should activate when you press the button.
you can go to any home center of hardware store to get a automtic door closer. (spring loaded hinge). that will altumatically close the door, that will prevent the door stay open and bash into each other.
there is no door stopper is big or long enough to do the trick.