To fix a door that doesn't latch, tighten any loose screws on the hinges, latch and strike plate; loosen the door knob; and lubricate the latch. If needed, realign the strike plate with the latch by filing the plate with a metal file.Know More
Lift up the sagging door to its right position, and tighten the hinge screws by turning them clockwise with a screwdriver. For the stripped hinge screws, unscrew the hinges from the door frame, and drill screw holes afresh so the wood dowel is slightly bigger than the new holes, and hammer in a new dowel. Reattach the hinges, and drive the screws into the dowel. Close the door, and test if it latches.
If the door does not latch after tightening the hinges, open the door, and check the latch and strike plate for loose screws. Tighten any loose screws with a screwdriver, and test the door again. If the latch does not work, loosen the door knob, and lubricate the latch.
To align the latch and strike plate, grind the strike plate with a metal file until the latch fits in properly. Alternatively, relocate the strike plate to the position where it aligns with the latch.
A right-handed door has the hinges on the right when it is viewed from the exterior of the room, while a left-handed door has hinges on the left. The door swings to the right for a right-handed door and to the left for a left-handed door.Full Answer >
Bi-fold doors open roughly when the setting is broken, the hinges are damaged or the track is blocked. Regular maintenance and gentle use keeps these situations from occurring. These doors are easy to fix with a few basic tools.Full Answer >
Fixing a door can be fairly simple or it may take a lot of work, this will depend on what is wrong with the door. A simple fix is that a screw is loose on the deadbolt and just needs to be tightened.Full Answer >
Fixing a cracked door frame properly largely depends on the severity of the crack. If the door has a small crack that is simply cosmetic in nature, it can be filled with a bit of wood putty and covered with a little paint or varnish. If the crack is larger, the project will be a little more labor intensive.Full Answer >