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Old 07-08-2009, 10:33 PM   #1
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Storage Door Fit

I'm guessing that someone else has had this issue and already fixed it properly. On my Shamrock 25BH, on one side only, the front and rear side storage doors are very tight. In fact, you have to slam them to close them. I've looked for anything obviously wrong, but see nothing to "adjust" them. The hinges and doors do not look damaged or loose. It seems to have the most interference in the center of the door opening. I had thought about adding another screw in the frame opening in the center to open it up a little more.

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Old 07-09-2009, 02:59 PM   #2
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You may have to bend the tab that locks the door a little sometimes if it get slammed or dropped with the tab down it will bend it so just pry it out gently untill it closes easier
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:21 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, its not the locking tabs that are hitting. Its the door to dooor frame...
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I'm stumped. Looks to me like a manufacturing defect that you might have to live with. A few cedar wedges and the judicious use of a hammer, with a piece of 2x4 to spread the impact, might spring the door up just enough to let it close a bit more easily. Follow that with some silicone spray. Might be worth a try.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:21 PM   #5
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Does it help to hold up on the trim on the bottom of the door when closing it? Mine fits tight in the center and holding up on the trim helps. I wonder if a screw or two countersunk (is that a word?) into the bottom of the door would help? Of course that is only if holding pressure on the trim assists in the closure of the door.
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Wow something is really off there isnt it .It appears that the hinge or something has dropped or its been wet and swelled up. You can probably replace it with a new one if your handy with a few tools or try and take that one out and reinstall it but that just a guess as i am stumped too
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My suggestion is to remove the door.
Pull off the trim around the edges.
Cut the door slightly.
Re-apply the trim gluing it in place
with plenty of RTV. (silicone caulk)
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:47 PM   #8
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thanks all, I'll take a good look at it tomorrow and decide on next steps...
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