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Kitchen Cabinets Binding in Center
I loosened the hinge screws and there's no side adjustment available. I'm concerned that binding when closing will eventually loosen screws. What's the best way to adjust?

Re: Kitchen Cabinets Binding in Center
Reply #1
Are the hinges even slightly bent? Should be tight to the wood on the side of the door.
There is no built in adjustment or adjuster

Re: Kitchen Cabinets Binding in Center
Reply #2
Thats what I thought I might hear.  The hung bases are flat against the wood but I'm thinking the part of the hinge from the pin to the cabinet face might be bent.  Not sure how that could happen.  Guess that means taking hinge off and attempting...

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Re: Kitchen Cabinets Binding in Center
Reply #3
In the pic above it appears that the hinge is bent inward.  You can try bending it back,  getting a new hinge or swapping that hinge for one on a overhead cabinet door. By putting that bent hinge on an overhead cabinet door there will be no other...

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Re: Kitchen Cabinets Binding in Center
Reply #4
FWIW, yes, the hinge leaf is bent effectively moving the door to the center.
 Straighten the leaf or swap out.
 If you go new the finish may not match.

Re: Kitchen Cabinets Binding in Center
Reply #5
You might try to take the hinge off and clamp the side that screws into the cabinet in a vice and then tap the hinge part down to make it a 90° angle.

Don't hit it very hard so go a bit at a time

Re: Kitchen Cabinets Binding in Center
Reply #6
Just go to the nearest home center and see if you can match the hinge and replace them.
John M.

Re: Kitchen Cabinets Binding in Center
Reply #7
Thanks to all.  Tman's swap suggestion has improved the situation til we get home can can try the vice suggestion or replace.  FWIW, these doors are the ones the garbage bags hang on...and may have for nearly 20 year.  We installed 2 command hook...

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