Aug 13, 1995 – Doors that bind or will not close properly are common problems. People usually try . That will support the door when the hinge is released from the frame. Cut the dowel to . Drill pilot holes, and replace the screws. If the door . Oct 21, 2010 – I’m not sure about ChrisF’s suggestion since I’ve never had that particular . I’ve done this in the past and gone the wrong way at first which isn’t good. . remove a screw on each hinge in the middle of the hinge and replace it with a . This will bend the hinge a bit and allow the door to close without catching. Feb 5, 2013 – When an interior door doesn’t properly close, check the hinges, latch . When installing a new door, especially in a warped or damaged frame, . Nov 6, 2007 – Easy adjustments to screws, mortises, and hinges on interior doors contribute to a perfect fit. . If the mortise in the jamb is set too close to the stop or if the leaf on the . When making corrections to the gap or any adjustments to the door, . To prevent this, I replace the short center screw of the top hinge with . Feb 14, 2017 – What to do when your doors won’t close. Ask the Expert Home Improvement. rodimovpavel – Fotolia. Rob Robillard – Globe Correspondent. . a door whether it is single or bi-fold, new or old, timber or UPVC that wasn’t right to . More often than not when hanging doors they won’t initially open and close . hinges like the ones with washers tend to be thicker so installing some better . is the gap between the frame and door on the hinge side is too large, chop the . When a door latch won’t catch, It’s because the latch doesn’t align with the hole in . contacts the strike plate too high or too low, make sure all the door’s hinge screws are tight. . Then hold the strike plate in place and drill new 1/16-in. holes for the screws. Install the strike plate and fill the gap in the mortise with wood filler. Jump to Adjusting Hinges on Doors with Big Gaps – Adjusting Hinges on Doors with Big Gaps . If there’s a large gap between the door and . your door may not be closing properly. Instead of installing a new door that’s . too big or small they won’t fit properly. . When you’re finished, you shouldn’t be .