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    • Pa Ja
    • By Pa Ja 30th Nov 17, 5:41 PM
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    UPVC door has dropped
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    • 30th Nov 17, 5:41 PM
    UPVC door has dropped 30th Nov 17 at 5:41 PM
    My door has dropped and I'm trying to adjust it but I can't seem to get it right.
    The key can be removed and put in without any problems. It spins left and right also.
    The handle is toit enough that it isn't flimsy and fall down.
    Any ideas how to fix?
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    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 30th Nov 17, 6:30 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 6:30 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 6:30 PM
    The company who fitted it should adjust it for you as part of their after-sales service.

    Ours certainly did.
    • Pa Ja
    • By Pa Ja 30th Nov 17, 7:11 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 7:11 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 7:11 PM
    We moved in over a year ago so unfortunately don't know the installers info.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 30th Nov 17, 7:20 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 7:20 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 7:20 PM
    That's a pity.

    However, any local fitters should be able to do it for you - just not for free.
    • Pa Ja
    • By Pa Ja 30th Nov 17, 7:27 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 7:27 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 7:27 PM
    Thanks. Someone is coming out to look at it over the wknd which will be at least £90.
    I know it's easily fixable, just not for me!
    • missile
    • By missile 30th Nov 17, 8:11 PM
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    • #6
    • 30th Nov 17, 8:11 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 8:11 PM
    Usually the adjustment is on the hinge. In my case it simply requires a hex key and screw clockwise for up. If you had posted a photo, I am sure someone would have been able to advise.
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    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 30th Nov 17, 9:11 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 9:11 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 9:11 PM
    But the adjustment screw can be hidden behind a cover plate that has to be removed first.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 1st Dec 17, 12:21 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 12:21 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 12:21 PM
    Mr S is reasonably confident that he can adjust our doors. if necessary, after having been 'talked through it' by the fitter last time. However, he does have an engineering background.
    • sk240
    • By sk240 1st Dec 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 12:34 PM
    If its a modern door, this website shows you how to adjust the hinges

    https://www.windowware.co.uk/news/how-to-adjust-a-flag-hinge
    • Pa Ja
    • By Pa Ja 1st Dec 17, 1:40 PM
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    Thanks. I discovered that useful link but was still not able to open my door.
    I'll have another go at adjusting it tho.
    Does anyone know if the key should be on lock or unlocked whilst trying to fix?
    • Boohoo
    • By Boohoo 1st Dec 17, 3:39 PM
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    Thanks. I discovered that useful link but was still not able to open my door.
    I'll have another go at adjusting it tho.
    Does anyone know if the key should be on lock or unlocked whilst trying to fix?
    Originally posted by Pa Ja

    Are you saying you can not open the upvc door or you can adjust the hinges to make the door open ?


    In your 1st post you mentioned the key turning and the handle. Has the door/lock mech broken maybe or have i read your post wrong?
    • Pa Ja
    • By Pa Ja 1st Dec 17, 5:46 PM
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    I dont think the lock and handle mechanism has broke.
    The door is closed and I can't get it open.
    It was slightly squint so it's definitely dropped. Even tho I've straightened it, the door still won't open up.
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