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Easy fix for a front door that jams

Kim
Established Contributor

Easy fix for a front door that jams

Here's a simple tip for a front door that jams just enough to be a nuisance, and stops the door from closing smoothly.

 

No need to take the door off of its hinges, which is particularly difficult if it's a heavy front door.

 

Step 1: Get a large, coarse piece of sandpaper and sit it over the kickplate.

 

Door 1.JPG

 

 

Step 2: Slowly swing the door over the sandpaper, pushing forward until it jams atop the sandpaper.

 

Door 2.JPG

 

Step 3: Move the door in small movements back and forward, so it continues to rub against the sandpaper.  Gradually move the sandpaper across so that the entire length of the door is sanded.

 

Door 3.JPG

 

Stop and test for improvement often - it typically doesn't take much to get your door swinging freely again.

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Easy fix for a front door that jams

Great tip!

 

Many thanks for sharing @Kim.

 

Jason

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RMShandyhubby
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Re: Easy fix for a front door that jams

Kim, unfortunately whilst you now have solved the jambing problem, you’ve created another small issue in that the bottom edge of the door is now not adequately sealed!

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alwayslearning
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Re: Easy fix for a front door that jams

How so? It's not as if she has taken 10mm of the door away. @RMShandyhubby 

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