Shower doors come in many types, including a hinged door that swings open. A hinged shower door is typically installed with a stand up or corner shower. A hinged shower door that is not closing properly can be repaired. First determine what type of problem you are having with the door. Problems with a hinged shower door include sticking and starting to sag.
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Things you need
- Power drill
- Tub or shower cleaner
- Locking pliers
Open the door and look for any loose screws that are sticking out of the frame or the bottom of the door.
Tighten all of the loose screws with the screwdriver or power drill.
Examine the bottom corners of the door and frame to see if there is any debris or build-up that can cause the door to stick. Clean out any debris or build-up with a tub or shower cleaner.
Open and close the door to see if it moves freely without sticking.
Loosen the screws that are used to secure the hinge to the frame with the screwdriver. The hinge and frame are a "U" shape that connect together.
Turn the screws counterclockwise or to the left. If the screw heads are stripped or do not want to turn, use a pair of vice grips or pliers to turn the screw.
Insert the end of the flat-head screwdriver into the top where the hinge and frame meet. Tap on the end of the screwdriver with the hammer and then pry up to separate them.
Slide the door up and down to find a position where the door no longer sags. Tighten the screws to secure the hinges to the frame.
Tips and warnings
- Use a lubricating spray to loosen the hinges in order to separate them.
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