How to Remove Blum European Hinges

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Blum European Hinges can be adjusted so that you can move the doors side to side up to 10mm, in and out 8mm and up and down 4mm for a perfect fit without removing the hinges from the door and repositioning them. If you need to remove a Blum hinge from a cabinet because a hinge has been damaged, this adjustment feature allows you to use the same screw holes, rather than having to drill new pilot holes, for the new hinge.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • An assistant

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  1. 1

    Have your assistant support the weight of the door while you remove the hinges.

  2. 2

    Remove the mounting screws for the hinges. The mounting screws are the screws at the very top and bottom of the hinges; the only screws to actually penetrate the wood. Have your assistant move the door.

  3. 3

    Remove the plate from the cabinet door opening by lifting the cover of the plate to reveal the mounting screw.

  4. 4

    Remove the mounting screw with the Phillips screwdriver. Lift the plate from the door.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a wood filler to fill the surface of the door after you remove the plate, unless you will be installing a new Blum European cabinet hinge in the same place on the same door.
  • This process involves working with hand tools and appropriate precautions are recommended.

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