Euro Hinge- soft close door adjustment

Euro Hinge- soft close door adjustment

How to adjust Euro or concealed hinges

 Fitted as standard on the majority of kitchen cabinet and closet doors, Euro or concealed hinges were specifically designed to make installation easier for installers. The design of a Euro or concealed hinge allows for adjustments to be made simply by setting the screws that are an integral part of the hinge itself

If you notice that a cabinet door is sitting slightly skew or is catching on the frame, try one of the following easy DIY tricks to adjust the door.

 1. Adjust the height

Mountings on the hinge allow for slight adjustment vertically. Simply loosen the top and bottom screws that hold the cabinet to the frame to adjust the height either up or down. Re-tighten the screws slightly and close the door to check the alignment as you move the door in either position. Once the correct height is set, firmly tighten the screws.


2. Adjust the distance from the cabinet frame

Where a door is not sitting flush with the frame, or catches on the hinge side of the frame, slightly loosen the screw at the back of the slider. With this loosened you can adjust the horizontal position of the door by sliding the hinge forwards or backwards, depending on how the door needs to be adjusted. Firmly secure the screw once the adjustment is made.


3. Adjust the horizontal placing

In a long row of doors, such as kitchen cabinets and closets, you may need to adjust the door when there are large gaps between the doors. This is done by loosening or tightening the front screw on the hinge. As you do this the hinge is lowered or raised from the side of the cabinet, which in turn moves the door left or right (side-to-side) to ensure exact positioning to line up with other doors.