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Bifold Door Always Needs Adjustment


bifold doorWhile moving a washer and dryer into the tiny closet area that serves as a laundry room in her condo, a customer just happened to hit the bifold door off of the track. Man, do I hate bifold doors.

These are doors that span an opening when closed and when open they fold in half and push to either side of the opening. They are also known as accordion doors. These types of doors always seem to need adjusting.

The hinge side of these doors are secured with a metal bracket to the jamb of the door. The bottom hinge side of the door has a pin that sits in a groove, and the top has a pin that sits in a hole at the top of the opening. The door opens and closes via a spring-loaded guide that rides in a track. When someone hit's the door on accident, it is this part that usually breaks off or comes out of the track (you can get all replacement parts at any home center). This part just pulls out of the door and you can push the new pin right back in.

If the door has been hit, you will likely need to adjust it on the hinge side. This means lifting up the door and moving it slightly on the bottom bracket, or loosening the top guide and slightly moving it. You want the end result to be a smoothly rolling door with uniform gaps around it and the other door it contacts. Here is some more information on adjusting a bifold door.


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Posted @ Thursday, December 16, 2010 3:37 AM by Mark Osborne
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