How do I Fix an Anderson Emco Door Closer?

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How do I Fix an Anderson Emco Door Closer?
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Storm doors are a great way to allow natural air into the house without worrying about bugs or insects getting in. One of the leading brands of storm doors are Anderson and Emco storm doors. These doors are made by the same company and offer many different varieties of storm doors. With each specific series comes different options and varying hardware. However, installation of this hardware, particularly the closer, is similar for every different series of door. Installing a closer on these doors is relatively easy and can be accomplished by most homeowners.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Safety glasses
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Drill bit

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  1. 1

    Inspect the door to ensure everything is in working order. Check that the door is plumb and square by opening and closing the door. Verify that there is a gap of about 3/16 inches between the door and the frame.

  2. 2

    Remove the closer from the storm door box and use the screws provided to install the opener. Open the door to allow more space to work. Measure from the bottom of the jamb up one inch along the frame and mark at that exact spot. Measure 1/4 inches in from the hinge side on the jamb and mark there, also.

  3. 3

    Screw the closer bracket at the marked spots. The screw holes will be provided in the bracket. It will have three holes in total. Attach the door closer to the bracket and close the door. Keep the closer level and place it on the door. Mark for screws just like on the jamb.

  4. 4

    Predrill 1/8-inch screw holes into the door and attach the screws to the door. Allow the door to shut and open it again to make sure everything is in working order. Step on the button on the closer to make sure it works. When engaged, this button enables the door to stay open. To release the button, simply push the door back and allow it to shut on its own.

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