Forum Title: Replaced Front Door Hinges
I re-finished my front door and decided to replace the hinges. I hung both sides on the door then held the door in place while I screwed it to the door jamb. The door wouldn't even close. I was able to pull the pins and put the door into place, I saw what the issue was, the hinges were not lining up. I loosened some screws and was able to get the door to close. When closing it had to be lifted up so that it would square up and fit into the jamb. I though perhaps the new hinges were the issue and went back to the old ones and now I have the same problem, the hinges don't line up. What did I do wrong and how do I fix it.
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: DIANE TORRES (Burlington, NC), 01/25/2019

If the hinges are on correctly and flush all across the mortice on the jamb and door, then your jambs are probably out of wack. Measure the distance between the jambs (hinge side and latch side) at the area of the hinge on both the inside and outside of the jamb. Or take the pins out. Hold the door in the opening and see if the hinge plates are parallel when its closed.

- WILLIE ROGERS (Thousand Oaks, CA), 02/22/2019

Chances are it's no longer plumb. Put a level on the outer edge. Is the bubble in the middle. Use small pieces of wood to hold the door while you align it.

- NINA HARDY (Maricopa, AZ), 02/26/2019

The frame is plumb and all of the hinges are equally out of line. When the door is in closed without the pins all three sets overlap equally, they all look like this(but vertical): -_-_-

- ANA SANDOVAL (Murfreesboro, TN), 02/21/2019

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