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Steel exterior door is sticking - but not rubbing

Steel exterior door is sticking - but not rubbing


Old 02-05-14, 10:01 AM
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Steel exterior door is sticking - but not rubbing

Hi all,

Living in the cold of Canada, my exterior steel door that was installed in September is sticking, but has no signs of rubbing. All of the hinges are tight. The sticking almost feels like suction - it moves a bit when you try to open it, but you really need to yank at it to get it going. It closes no problem. Any ideas? I can post a video if this isn't clear.

Thanks so much!
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Old 02-05-14, 10:05 AM
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Does your door have magnetic weather stripping?
Old 02-05-14, 10:06 AM
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Is there also a storm door?
Is there magnetic seal around the door?
Some seals have magnets built into the seals so they suck there self tight to the door.
Old 02-06-14, 01:53 PM
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Hi, Try some wax (candle). Rub it on mating surfaces.
Good Luck Woodbutcher
Old 02-06-14, 03:44 PM
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Sounds like suction you would experience when pulling open a well sealed door when you have a good tight storm door.

Have someone hold the storm door open and see if there is any difference.

Could be the magnetic weatherstrip too.

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