MY KITCHEN DOOR IS STICKING AT THE TOP, LOOKS TO ME LIKE IS NOT EVEN OR SOMETHING, YOU CAN SEE A WIDER GAP ON THE HINGE SIDE AT TOPOF DOOR,HELP!
Check your hinges first before doing anything else. May have become loose during daily wear and tear. See if these help you.
Most welcome Tere! Let us know if that worked out for you.
Hi Tere, sorry you are having problems with sticking door. I hope this will help you.
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Screws magically work themselves loose over the years. If your door rubs near the top or drags on the floor, use a screwdriver, not a drill, to tighten the ...
To use this technique, remove a screw near the middle of the hinge (rather than the top or bottom screw). Drive in a 3-in. screw with a drill. When the ...
This is really just another version of the hinge adjustment described above. By driving a long scr
How to Fix a Gap at the Top of a Door
Hi Tere, so sorry to hear that. It's always so frustrating. If the door has only recently started acting up you may find that one of the hinges have come a little loose and just needs to be screwed in tighter again.
You're welcome Tere
The hinge needs to be pushed back in or adjusted.
Thanks Johna will try
Mine goes this every winter not to sure if it is the heat that makes it swell or the condensation. You can sand a small amount off the top. If it sticks slot you may need to use a planer.
Thanks Anita will try
Make sure the hinges haven't moved and are on the frame correctly. We had happen to our son's bedroom door and we did have to sand the top of the door down a little in order to get it to fit correctly in the frame and close.
Thanks Holly will try
Depending on the weather, a door can expand and contract. If you just want to cut the door down, I have a post on my blog:
It sounds like your hinges need adjusting. I would check that before altering the door itself.
First thing to do is to remove two of the screws from the top hinge on door jamb side only. Then use 2 1/2" or 3" screws and screw them in. Make sure all other screws are tight on all hinges. See if there is less of a gap and door closes properly. If the gap is still there, then remove all screws from the bottom hinge on the jamb side only. Take a piece of cardboard cut to fit and slip it behind the hinge. Use 2 1/2" or 3" screws and screw the hinge. This cardboard "shim" will slightly push the bottom of the door out and close the gap on top. If the door still rubs a little you can lightly sand the area.
You could have some settlement causing things to go out of square. See if you can reset the door a bit and if not, remove it and sand where it sticks.