The fix is real easy so there s really no excu.
Hinged door closes by itself.
A door swinging open on its own can be a nuisance.
Luckily most hinge issues have simple fixes.
Doesn t drive you crazy when your door closes itself because it s out of balance sure you can put up with it.
The swing of the door should be level and the door should latch to the doorknob plate in the frame.
If your door only has two hinge pins then completely close it and remove the hinge while the door is in this position.
Tap out the hinge pin of the top hinge.
Return the pin to the hinge and tap it back in place.
We have hinges to thank for our doors ability to open and close.
But over time hinges can cause major door problems and prevent the fixture from functioning properly.
Short of an exorcism is there an easy way to stop it from doing this.
The striker on the door handle will help to keep the door hinges aligned while you remove the pin.
When a door is hung square and plumb its hinges are aligned and the door will stay in place when partially or fully opened.
How to fix a door that opens by itself.
The reason the door wants to close itself is because your house has settled and the balance of the door has been shifted enough to make gravity pull the door open.
If the hinges are out of alignment for any reason the law of gravity dictates that the door will fall open or closed swinging on its hinges to reach its lowest point.
How to fix a door that closes by itself.
We ll walk you through the basics like how to tighten a loose hinge shim a hinge and fix a squeaky hinge.
In most cases a door that either won t stay shut or open is the result of the pins or the shims behind.
My bathroom door closes by itself.
If your door has only two hinges close the door and hammer a small wood shim near the top on the doorknob side of the door between the door and the frame.
Removing the middle hinge pin allows the door to stay in place via the top and bottom hinges.
The simplest way to check for any of these problems if you are having trouble with a door that tends to swing open or closed by itself is to check the vertical alignment of the door hinges.