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Old 11-02-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Shower door is at an angle, dragging one side

My shower door hinge needs alignment. Looking at the door the side with the handle is about 1/4 inch or better lower than the hinge side. notice it good looking at the door and the frame on the top - it's dragging as I open/close it. Anyone know how to aligh this? Thanks - ed

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Old 11-02-2011, 02:10 PM   #2
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If your door is hanging crooked, straighten the door. If your door is flush/even with the frame on the hinge side straighten the frame. If the door is not flush on the latch side, straighten that side of the frame. If you are not able to straighten either the frame or the door, get out the hacksaw or tin snips and cut off the part that is hitting the floor.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:50 AM   #5
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If its the bottom of the door that hits the bottom of the door frame heres the fix as strange as it sounds. Take the small screw out of the top of the door/hinge area. Find a very small washer, may need to go to radio shack for it, put the washer on. By doing that you lift the door enough to clear the bottom corner of the frame. I did this same thing to mine and has worked great.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:45 AM   #6
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The problem is the screws in the corners. They're not long enough and the channel they're in doesn't provide enough bite to keep the frame together. Here's how I fixed ours.

1) Get two bicycle spokes and nuts.
2) Cut the hooked ends off the spokes.
3) Barely start the nuts on the spokes.
4) Remove the screws from the bottom channel.
5) Insert the spokes into the bottom channel and bend the ends so they hook together.
6) Trim the ends of the spokes so they fit in the channel.
7) Align door with flat pry bar or large flat screwdriver.
8) Tighten spoke nuts securely.

It sounds like a lot of work but there's really not a lot to it.
I tried longer and larger screws and they give over time. It's been several years since I did the 'spoke' fix and we haven't had a problem since.

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