How To Fix A Door That Sticks?

What causes doors to stick?

Over time, joints in a wood door relax, causing the construction to sag and stick against the jamb.

A more common cause is a hinge or strike plate that has become loose.

Doors usually stick in summer, when relative humidity is high.

The moisture expands the wood, making your doors too tight in their frames.

How do you realign a door?

How to realign a door

  • Step 1 Using utility knife, run around bottom hinge, cutting through paint.
  • Step 2 Knock a wedge under door to take weight of the door. Unscrew hinge from jamb and fold out.
  • Step 3 Cut pieces of cardboard to dimensions of hinge. Slip cardboard between hinge and jamb.
  • Step 4 Using drill, reattach hinge to jamb.

How do you fix a door that sticks or won’t close?

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How do I fix a sticking door?

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How do you fix a noisy door?

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How do you fix an uneven interior door?

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How can I make my door close tighter?

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How do I adjust a sagging door?

Check the gap at the top of the door. If it’s wider at the doorknob side, remove the center screw at the top hinge and replace it with a predrilled 3-in. screw angled slightly toward the middle of the jamb (Photo 1). The screw will pull the jamb and door tighter to the framing and hopefully fix the problem.