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Door does not close properly

Door has slipped on its hinge and leaves a gap at the bottom even when pushed closed. is this fixable? mtmarshall@shaw.ca

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The bottom hinge should habe 3 bolts.screwes in take the cover off of the hinge and masure the bolts.screwes have not come loose. if so tightn them back up.

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