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Old 10-18-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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Screen door hangs on door frame

I have a 2009 Flagstaff 831FKBSS with two access doors. The rear door into the bedroom creates a problem when opening because the top left corner of the screen door hangs on the door frame. When the weather is hot, the problem is multiplied.

There are no adjustments to this entry door or screen door.

How do I resolve this to keep the screen door from hanging?
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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Does the screen door frame appear to be 'sprung' at all? If so, the frame can be straightened by applying some force in the opposite direction.

I've had to do something similar with our outer door as it was 'sprung' out at the top.

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Old 10-18-2012, 12:45 PM   #3
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If not sprung you may have to file down the edge of the screen door where it contacts the frame. You shouldn't have to do something like this, but sometimes things just don't work the way they should.

Try straightening the frame first like Dave Monica said.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:38 AM   #4
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Does your door have a piston closer at the top?

I had to remove mine because it was too strong for the purpose and was twisting the frame causing the deadbolt latch to bind and not close as well as the door and screen door to hit the frame crooked.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #5
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If you have the same problem as Herk had, you might try re-positioning the whole strut mechanism 2" closer to the hinge eliminates the load on the door hinges. Don't know why, but it sure did on ours. When we got our camper new in Feb, we hated the strut. After taking it off for a few days, I repositioned it and now we really like it. It even helps close the door and opens more than 90.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:10 PM   #6
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There are no door closers on these doors. I have compared both living and bedroom doors to each other for clearances and differences and they appear to be the same or close to it. Both doors open and close that same. Only difference is the screen door on bedroom door hangs. The difference between the clearance on the screen doors is about an 1/8" even though outer doors are the same.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:45 PM   #7
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When we adjust truck and car doors in the shop we will use a socket in the hinge on one side or the other abd crank the door against it to raise or lower the door opposite the hinge side of the door. This will bend the hinge a little if you are carefull and try a little at a time. If the top corner opposite the top hinge is the one rubbing putting a socket inside the hinge and bending in the door will bring the door farther to the hinge side by slightly roling the hinge out. It is basically geometry and as flimsy as the doors are a pencil will probably even work.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:54 PM   #8
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Sorry I got that wrong- need to place the socket on the outside to compress the hinge in-- sometimes its easier when your looking at it then explaining it!!
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