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Asked on Oct 8, 2017

How to keep a bathroom door from swinging shut with a door stop?

Diana DeileyWilliamRalph Barlow


Just recently my bathroom door will not stay open without something on the floor to keep it wide open. The hinges look ok and are tapped completely down in. What might cause the door to swing open after years of staying open on its own?
Thanks much!

3 answers
  • Ralph Barlow
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Take one hinge pin out and bring it outside. Put the pin on something to hold it on an angle. Tap it with a hammer to give it a very slight bend. Reinstall the pin in the hinge. The added friction will stop the door from moving. This is an old trick that many people use...... me too!!
  • William
    on Oct 8, 2017

    A great fix from Ralph. Have done this many times. Do it to the top hinge pin. Another thing to do would be to remove two screws from the top hinge and screw in 2" to 3" screws in their place. Make sure all other screws are tight.
  • Diana Deiley
    on Oct 8, 2017

    I myself will have to try the hinge pin suggestion in my Mom's master bathroom. She has the same problem. Drives us all nuts. I was going to suggest just tightening the screws, but I'm now going with Ralph's helpful hint. Best of luck.
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