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Published on May 31, 2010
http://fixmycabinet.com Learn how to adjust cabinet doors with Y-5 or Y-6 spring loaded hinges. Crooked, out of adjustment, doors are easy to fix. The alignment problem can be corrected in a few simple steps. All you need is a screw driver, a drill, and a small drill bit to get the doors so they don't hit one another.
Steps for Adjusting Cupboard Doors
1)Examine the alignment of the doors closely to determine which way the hinges need to be adjusted to make the proper corrections. 2)Remove the set screw in the hole on the hinge plate that is not oblong. 3)Loosen the adjusting screw just a little bit. 4)Tap the corner of the door that needs to move. 5)Re-tighten the set screw. 6)Check the alignment of the doors. 7)Re-adjust the cabinet door spring hinge until the doors are in perfectly straight.
If you need to do a final bump with your hand or a rubber mallet to get the doors to move ever so slightly, this is an acceptable way of adjusting the kitchen or bathroom cabinet doors.
Y-5 or Y-6 hinges are not used on kitchen cabinetry as much as they used to be. Many older homes have these type of spring hinges installed. With a little time and patience you can adjust the doors yourself.