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Self closing door hinges

The door from the house to the garage has 3 self closing door hinges which no longer force the door closed. The door is a metal door, somewhat heavy. The hinges have holes at the top. The top hinge is the only one which seems to still have the pin inserted.

How do I re-tension and fix the hinges?

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  • scott644 Dec 10, 2008

    My self closing hinges won't close any longer. If there were pins in them, they are not there now. Other than replacing the hinges, is there a way to solve this?

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    Pulled pin out and reinserted, now door will not close at all

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    door not closing, problem with hinge


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This is not a refrigerator problem BUT, you must insert a tool like a drift punch into one of the holes on the top of the hinge and rotate it away from the door position then reposition the holding pin to prevent it from recoiling.

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