Asked on May 28, 2012

Had door removed to lay flooring,now door shuts on it's own. How do I get it to stay open?

Mic MHome Repair TutorWoodbridge Environmental


6 answers
  • Try adjusting the hinges...what kind of flooring? What did you remove...just the door or the entire jamb? Put a level up against the door to give you an idea how out of plumb it is. More than likely you can move the upper hinge in the jamb back towards the wall and that should solve the problem. Pics help too!

  • The door is closing on its own because its not mounted square. Another way to stop this occurrence is to remove one hing pin and slightly bend it, not to much but enough to make it bind a bit more in the hinge. This binding will stiffen up the hinge stopping the door from moving.

  • Mic M
    on May 29, 2012

    Thanks guys...don't know how to send pics,have to learn.. It was new linoleum. Door stayed open before floor job, so will try bending hinge pin. This is so cool having someone to ask, thanks again. M

  • Remember just bend it a little bit. Will not take to much to stop the movement.

  • Home Repair Tutor
    on May 29, 2012

    Nice tip Woodbridge, I will try that myself!

  • Mic M
    on May 29, 2012

    Worked like a charm!!!!

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