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Medicine cabinet door won't stay shut, broken plastic part


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Old 04-06-21, 08:02 AM
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Medicine cabinet door won't stay shut, broken plastic part

In case it's relevant, this cabinet has never fully closed because my wife has a makeup container or two that are wider than the interior shelves, but at least it was "trying" to stay closed. Now last night something broke leaving this small plastic piece and the door just swings open when I try to close it. I've tried to closely examine the blum hinge so I can maybe glue it back but I don't see where it may have broken off from.​​​​​​​


 
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Old 04-06-21, 08:51 AM
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I'd just put new hinges on. These look like a match. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Blum-Blu...180S/202212122
 
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I'd just put new hinges on.
I agree, since you will never successfully glue that hinge back together.
 
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Old 04-06-21, 11:55 AM
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I'd just put new hinges on. These look like a match. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Blum-Blu...180S/202212122
Those say 1/2" but they educate me where to look on mine, which are 3/4"; Googling now....
 
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Old 04-06-21, 11:59 AM
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1/2" is the amount of overlay. So if your opening is 24" wide your door would be 25" wide to use 1/2" overlay.
 
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Thanks for the tips; bought the correct hinges at a woodworking shop nearby for about $7 and got them installed in about ten minutes! Cabinet fixed!
 
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Good job. ..........
 
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Another approach is to use magnetic latch. Glue one part on to door and other to inside of cabinet.

Our top load washing machine hinged top cover, only opens 80 degrees then hits bottom of cabinet above. Use magnetic latch on bottom of cabinet to hold it open at 80 degrees.
 
 

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