Over time and with use, you may find that your doors may become misaligned. To correct this, you will need a Phillips screwdriver. The adjustment screws are located within the hinges. Determine first whether you need to adjust the door up or down, left or right, or in or out. There are adjustment screws for the three directions. Next determine the type of door overlay that is on your cabinets as the hinges for each overlay look slightly different. Standard overlay has the door covering half of the cabinet frame leaving 3/4” reveal of the cabinet frame on the sides and bottom of the door. Full overlay has the door covering most of the cabinet frame leaving 1/4” reveal of the cabinet frame on the sides and bottom of the door. Inset has the door seated within the opening of the cabinet frame. Click on the appropriate link for hinge adjustment instructions: Standard Overlay, Full Overlay, Inset.
Soft Close Hinge Adjustment
The cup hinges used on our standard cabinetry have a feature that prevents your doors from slamming shut. These hinges also contain a small switch that enables you to control the amount of resistance needed for that just right soft close action. If you have a heavy or large door for example, you may need to increase the amount of resistance set on one or both hinges to slow the door action. If you have a small or light-weight door, then a reduction may be needed. Click Here to download the adjustment instructions for our soft close hinges.
Drawer Front Adjustment
If your drawer fronts become loose from the drawer box, open the drawer and locate the screw heads on the front inside of the drawer box. You can use a screwdriver to tighten these screws after realigning the drawer front to its proper location.
Drawer Box Adjustment
If your drawer box becomes tilted or misaligned, this can be easily corrected with the tool-less adjustment which can be found on the underside of the drawer box. Pull open the drawer and simply rotate the wheel at the front bottom of the drawer to adjust the drawer box height.
To remove a drawer from the cabinet, pull open the drawer and simply press outward the two front release devises found on the underside of the drawer box. Then slide the drawer toward you while lifting up the drawer.
Your cabinets may have adjustable sliding trays in some of them. Once your cabinets are installed and the sliding trays are placed in the proper location you wish them to be, it is important to secure your sliding trays with the set screws that were provided with them. They are located in an envelope taped to the inside of the sliding tray which also includes the instructions.
Stripped Screw Repair
Some woods are softer than others and with heavy use or over-tightening, you may strip loose the screws from the wood that hold hinges on to the cabinet frame. If this happens, this can be repaired with the use of high quality wood glue and some very small wood dowels. Remove the hinge screw from the cabinet frame, place glue into the screw hole, cut a piece of the wood dowel to fit into and fill the existing screw hole and press it into the screw hole so that it is flush with the surface of the frame. Wipe away any excess glue with a soft cloth. Let the glue dry completely. Then screw the hinge back into place until snug being careful not to over tighten which will strip the wood again.