This just started happening. My kitchen cabinet doors have a hinge that used to keep the doors nicely closed but now it holds the door ajar by about 6". Can I adjust the hinge or do I need to buy replacements?
If the hinge is out of alignment, or simply worn out, replacement may be necessary. But, if the problem is the cabinet door (warped, or enlarged screw-mount holes) a new hinge will give you the same issue you have now. A small magnetic catch may resolve your issue with less expense and no alignment needed. It involves a small (1" square) metal plate with a single screw which you attach near the the lower corner that hangs open. The complimentary magnet attaches to the door frame of the cabinet housing (inside the cabinet). Available at even small hardware stores, the catches cost about a buck, install in a minute or 2, and will discretely solve the problem shown in your video.
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I can't speak for this model but all stove doors are relatively the same: 1) Open the door all the way 2) On the right and left door hinge there is a little latch that will most likely pull up towards you to lock the hinge open 3) Make sure this latch is all the way in the lock position 4) Lift the door as if you were closing it, except this time the hinge will not move and the door will start to lift off 5) Keep "closing" the door and gently pull away from the range to remove the door. Sometimes it gets a little stuck but just be patient with it and jiggle it gently.
The new Ikea Sektion door hinges mount in 2 holes that are horizontal. The dimensions for the hole placement are 62 mm up from the outside bottom of the cabinet where the bottom edge of the door will be. The first hole is 20 mm in from the front edge and the second hole is 33 mm from the first hole or 53 mm from the front edge. The holes can be drilled with a 3/16" bit to a depth of 9/16". After the holes are drilled, the plastic plugs on the back of the hinge mounting plate are pushed into the holes with the orientation triangle "arrow" stamped on the front of the mounting plate pointing toward the cabinet opening. After the mounting plate is flush with the surface, the two wood screws are tightened in the plastic plugs to expand the plugs and secure the mounting plate. The door hinge mounted to the door is then clipped onto the mounting plate by first engaging the "hooks" near the door end of the hinge then snapping the back end of the hinge into the clip at the rear of the mounting plate. The location of the door once mounted can be adjusted by turning the three screws on the hinge. The front screw moves the door right and left when closed. The center screw (recessed in the hinge) moves the door up and down. The back screw moves the door closer or farther from the cabinet when closed. The hinges "snap" the door closed, so if the door is too close to the cabinet the hinges can't snap it closed and the door remains ajar. The trick is to adjust the inner screw to move the door farther from the cabinet until it snaps closed. The snap can be strong, and the little bumper plastic disks you can stick to the door to soften the bump work to some extent. The best solution is to install one soft-close Utrusta piston per door. The piston clicks onto the hinge and slowly closes the door the last bit without a bang.
Check the seal in the corners on the side of the door your hinges are on, ya may need to tack it down with crazy glue, but usually it'll curl in the corners preventing door from closing or pop open after you walk away
easy to install the door,before to remove check it how exactly the position of the door its a clip typr,or get the manual to see the procedure,open the door,pull open then if u see the hinge we have small lock in the hinge u psh it up the lock then slowly close the door,be care bcoz the hinge is powerfull,if u close the door see the hinge how to remove the door.
Solution!!! The hinges that Kitchen Aid uses are the problem. If the door is opened quickly & bottoms out, the steel in the hinge bends a little. So when you go to close the door it won't close all the way.... which causes problems with the latch , latch switch, oven cleaning, etc.
After taking apart the door several times I realized the hinge can be "fixed" without even removing the door. Follow the directions in the user manual for door removal... after inserting the little metal hinge stops (a drill bit or nail will work) Close the oven door till the stops won't allow it to close any further.....then gently but firmly, push forward. This will bend the hinge back to original shape. Remove the pins...Voila!!!
I wish kitchenaid used hardened steel or a thicker hinge....then this wouldn't happen.