To Top

Bathroom Cabinet Door Won't Stay Closed

My bathroom cabinet door won't stay closed. The hardware is there. It doesn't seem to catch any longer. I am repair challenged but can't afford to hire someone to fix this. How can I fix it?

Linda from NY

We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun this month! Click here to find out more...
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

February 8, 20080 found this helpful

magnetic type?

If so depending on its setup, just unscrew the magnet, Reline it up with the door & screw it in.

There is so many different types you could be speaking of

an image or better details may help to know exackly what your dealing with

Also maybe the door has dropped slightly,

Check the hinges

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
February 8, 20080 found this helpful

You could try those child safety catches that people put on their cabinets to keep kids out. It goes on the inside so you wouldn't be able to see it and you (as an adult) would still be able to open it easily but otherwise it would stay closed. I'm sure the most you would need to install it is a hammer or a screwdriver and you could handle that!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
February 9, 20080 found this helpful

Thank you both. It's a male fitting on the door that goes into a female mounted inside the cabinet. It fits in but doesn't stay, it pops out. I think the door is okay but I will check that it hasn't dropped. The child safety thingy sounds great. If I can't realign the door I'm going to get one of those! Any brand recommendations?

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 11, 20080 found this helpful

Velcro? It has been a lifesaver for me on many a thing.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
February 11, 20080 found this helpful

I glued magnets to each side of the inside door so they lined up and caught. You said one latch fits into the other....can you expand (maybe with a screwdriver) the piece that fits in so that is fits a little tighter?

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
By guest (Guest Post)
February 11, 20080 found this helpful

Check your hinges. Make sure that they are securely fastened on both sides. Sometimes this alone can make the cabinets not want to stay closed.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
February 15, 20080 found this helpful

First make sure the screws are tight if still won't shut take a hammer and lightly hammer the male upward a bit like crooked wise you might have to do it a couple of times. Works all the time.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 16, 20080 found this helpful

Barbara, you are so right. I took a hammer and hit it up a bit. I did it twice and now it's closed. Thank you so much!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
September 21, 20080 found this helpful

Help - how to I prevent my plywood bathroom cabinet doors from warping?

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
A medicine cabinet door with a child lock on it to help it stayed closed.
Bathroom Cabinet Door Won't Stay Closed
Categories
Home and Garden Repair HomeFebruary 8, 2008
Guides
Clearing a Clogged Bathtub Drain, Pulling Hair From Clogged Drain
Clearing a Clogged Bathroom Sink
slamming door
Preventing a Door From Slamming
small dog
Dog Diapers Won't Stay On
A kitchen towel with blue yarn crocheted on the top.
Crocheted Towel Topper
More
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/07/19 13:44:16 in 3 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!