Andersen hinged patio door(in-swing)

Old 06-05-11, 11:44 AM
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Andersen hinged patio door(in-swing)

I'm trying to adjust the hinges to correct an alignment issue. The "reveal" at the top of the door is non-symmetrical. The hinge side shows a larger "reveal" than the lock side. The website as well as Andersen rep says to attempt alignment using the vertical hinge adjustment screws which have a maximum travel of 5/16" and to begin with the bottom hinge. Prior to beginning, I gave the hinges a shot of PB. After turning the screw clockwise about 3-4 turns, the screw goes from turning freely to turning with resistance and the door remains out of alignment. Is this door beyond vertical hinge adjustment, and if so, what's my next step?
Old 06-05-11, 11:56 AM
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Depending on which style of hinge...make sure you have unlocked them. I think the older ones had a setscrew...but that may have been for in and out adjustment. Check the instructions on the website for your style. have to adjust all of them...not just the bottom. Turn the bottom a few times...then the middle an equal amount..then the top (if all 3 are adjustable). Cranking a bunch on just one will cause it to bind when the others hit the stops. 3-4 full turns is probably all the way to the limit.

It's kind of a pain till you get the hang of it. When I had to do a bunch...I wound up adapting a cordless screwdriver and flex extension with an allen bit. That 1/4 turn at a time can get old.
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What he said, follow Andersen's procedure it does work once you understand it. I assume the door was once aligned OK?????

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