How to Adjust a Yale 2300BC Door Closer

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How to Adjust a Yale 2300BC Door Closer
A Yale 2300BC helps keep your building secure by closing doors automatically. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The Yale 2300BC series door closer is designed for commercial applications like stores and factories; however, this door closer is frequently found in home offices and home-based businesses. The Yale 2300BC is often used on rental homes, home beauty salons, home pet-grooming facilities and even on non-business spaces like home humidors and wine cellars where maintaining temperature and humidity by keeping the door closed is crucial. The Yale 2300BC uses hydraulic pressure to automatically close doors. The 2300BC also has a "backcheck" feature that prevents the door from being pushed open too hard, causing damage to walls or the door. Adjusting the Yale 2300BC is easy and requires only an Allen wrench.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert an Allen wrench into the screw marked "S." Turn the screw clockwise to decrease the closing speed of the door or counterclockwise to increase the closing speed. Open the door fully and allow it to close between each adjustment. Continue adjusting the "S" screw until the door closes at the desired speed.

  2. 2

    Insert an Allen wrench into the screw marked "L." Turn the screw clockwise to decrease the latch speed or counterclockwise to increase the latch speed. Open the door fully and allow it to close between each adjustment. Continue adjusting the "L" screw until the door latches fully without slamming.

  3. 3

    Insert an Allen wrench into the screw marked "BC." Turn the screw clockwise to increase the backcheck resistance or counterclockwise to decreae the resistance. Push the door open to the backcheck limit between each adjustment. Continue adjusting the "BC" screw until the door opens fully but cannot be pushed into adjacent walls (see references 1, page 4).

  4. 4

    Open the door fully and allow it to close and latch several times after you have madeall adjustments to ensure proper operation through the full range of motion.

Tips and warnings

  • Block the door or have an assistant stand in front of it to keep people from attempting to use the door while adjustments are being made.
  • When turning screws counterclockwise, be careful not to fully remove any of the adjustment screws.
  • Do not turn the "BC" screw clockwise until it stops, as this can make it difficult to open the door.

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