UPVC Door Catch Adjustment

My UPVC door is letting in a draught but I can't adjust it any more using the 2 adjustment cams as they are turned as far as they will go.
Anybody have any ideas as to what I might be able to do ?
No idea what the make of door is unfortunately.

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  • grumbler
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    I think big 'screws' are cams, small screws fix the catch in the position. If so, release the small screws and play with the big ones.
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  • twopenny
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    Get a window doctor to take a look.
    I had one recently to replace all seals ( that brush looks well worn and easy to replace) and she did all door catches in the price because for her it was an easy gift to give.
    I did a lot of adjustments and they were ok but she had all doors working like new in the wink of an eye.

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  • greyteam1959
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    The door is 2 years old & that brush is certainly not worn.
    But thanks for your comment.

  • FreeBear
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    greyteam1959 said: The door is 2 years old & that brush is certainly not worn.
    Get the company that installed the door back to adjust under warranty (assuming they are still in business).

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    FreeBear said:
    greyteam1959 said: The door is 2 years old & that brush is certainly not worn.
    Get the company that installed the door back to adjust under warranty (assuming they are still in business).

    Not under warranty 
  • Micron
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    If you have more than one adjustment plate you would have to adjust all of them to allow the door to close properly.

    If the above doesn’t work for you could try unscrewing the two small screws on the latch plate(s) and turning them upside down, as you can see on your photo one side of the plate is bigger than the other, inverting them will allow the door to move closer to the outer door frame seal.


  • greyteam1959
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    edited 3 December 2023 at 2:22PM
    All the adjusting plates are adjusted to the maximum.
    Turning the plates upside down is a brilliant idea though !!
    Any idea what make of door it is ?


  • Lorian
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    edited 3 December 2023 at 11:09PM
    Adjust the hinges to get the door in snug on the seals first. Adjusters likely under white caps maybe held on with grub screw. Take a note of where everything is before starting as there is a bit of an art to it.
  • markin
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    edited 4 December 2023 at 6:18AM
    If you had loosened the small screws you wouldn't have chewed up the cams, and they may have more play with them.

    It's more likely the hinges that need the adjustment.
  • markin said:
    If you had loosened the small screws you wouldn't have chewed up the cams, and they may have more play with them.

    It's more likely the hinges that need the adjustment.
    I didn't chew the screw heads up it was the idiots that fitted the door years ago.


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