Door slams shut

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Old 09-03-08, 09:40 AM
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Door slams shut

Before I start, I should probably tell you I'm a complete DIY novice and some of my descriptions may not be the most accurate you've ever seen...

Anyway, I have a door in my flat (an internal door) that slams shut really quickly and really loudly. It's got one of those things at the top that assists the hinges in opening and makes the door close by itself. I presume this is where the problem is and was wondering if there was an easy solution to sort this out.

Any ideas? Anyone understand what I mean from my poor description?
 
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Old 09-03-08, 09:47 AM
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Sure, it's clear. There a several very good locksmith type guys here. Some are familiar with different countries (I'm guessing, since you said "flat") door closers.

There are normally screw adjustments for closing force and such. If you post any markings (brand or model numbers) that may be on it, I'm sure they could help out. Pictures are always a plus as well.

Give 'em some time, they have real jobs too. lol
 
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Old 09-03-08, 12:59 PM
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If the closer is the type that has a rectangular shaped mechanism with a hinged two peice arm that connects it to the door or door frame then it has at least one and often two adjustment screws that you turn with a screwdriver to adjust how it functions.If there are two screws one usually adjusts the speed of the closer and the other adjusts the braking action so it won't slam.Get a screwdriver and play with them both until it does what you need it to do.
 
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Old 09-03-08, 03:02 PM
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I think the OP may have a fire door hinge closer rather than a cylinder type. Post any markings or post a picture of the closer on a site such as photobucket.com and copy/paste the HTML code in your reply post.
 
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Old 09-10-08, 04:52 AM
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Originally Posted by spdavid View Post
If the closer is the type that has a rectangular shaped mechanism with a hinged two peice arm that connects it to the door or door frame then it has at least one and often two adjustment screws that you turn with a screwdriver to adjust how it functions.If there are two screws one usually adjusts the speed of the closer and the other adjusts the braking action so it won't slam.Get a screwdriver and play with them both until it does what you need it to do.
This is what I meant! Now that I know I won't break the whole thing I'll have a play around and see what happens. Thanks!
 
 

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