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Do It Yourself: Repair Do It Yourself To print this page, select File then Print from your browser URL: http://www.diynet.com/diy/dr_repair/article/0,2037,DIY_13800_2275279,00.html Sticky Door From " Ask DIY " episode ADI-404 -- More Projects » Figure A Figure B Figure C Figure D Q : My back door is difficult to open and close because it's sticking. Can I repair it? A : (from Brad Staggs, Ask DIY Home Improvement expert) There are a couple of easy, quick fixes that may be helpful in dealing with a sticky door. Materials (may include): Cordless drill and screwdriver attachment Utility knife Wood or cardboard shim Wood toothpick Suggestions: The first thing to check is the strike plate mounted in the door frame. The strike plate is part of the door-latch mechanism. Sometimes the screws holding the strike plate in place can work themselves partially loose ( figure A ). If the screws are loose, they may be interfering with smooth operation of the door, or they may be allowing the strike plate to become misaligned and interfere with the door closing. If the screws are loose, tighten them and then
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2009 for the course ENGR 23432 taught by Professor Puliyambath during the Spring '09 term at Punjab Engineering College.

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