01:23PM | 01/23/04
Member Since: 01/22/04
18 lifetime posts
We just bought a three-piece entertainment unit for our TV and accessories. The main part of it holds our TV, VCR, etc. and has doors that open out and slide back into the unit. Minor problem: both sliding doors are off and we can't figure out how to adjust the European hinges to align them up properly. Not only are the doors not straight across, they have gaps on either outside and the bottom of the doors do not go in all the way to latch the magnets when doors are closed.
I took pictures to make it clearer, they're here:
Thanks in advance,


03:10PM | 01/25/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
There are three adjustment screws on each normal European style hinge.

But I notice that the base plate is installed out of alignment in your photo. This would make all other adjustments distorted, it could also be the reason a door is not able to close all the way, causing some binding first.

So the first thing to do is to have all the base plates lined up and straight. It is a shame that you have bought something as defective and poor craftsmanship as this. The manufacturer should also have included adjustment instructions. There may also be mounting/adjustment problems with the way the upright slide is mounted into the cabinet that can't be seen in the photos.

Each hinge normally has the name of a manufacturer stamped into it. You might be able to learn that name and search the wenb for a technical paper on their web site. Most now have such published to web in PDF form.


05:33AM | 01/26/04
Member Since: 01/22/04
18 lifetime posts
I doubt it was the manufacturer's fault in the problems, it was a display unit in the store and had been for a while. We were missing most of the shelving as well.

We tried mucking around with the hinges and ended up making it worse than it was... lol

I'll find out what brand the hinges are and see what I can find out. I've got Adobe, so PDF files aren't a problem. I'm not sure what to look for in the slides, but I guess I'll figure it out if I find it.

No booklets with the unit as it was an As Is and floor model. Didn't even come in its own box, was the last one. Despite its problems, it was a good deal, less that half price.

Thanks for the help!

Rick and Teesa

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