Soft close hinges are a popular choice for cabinet doors as they provide a smooth and quiet closing mechanism. However, over time, these hinges may need adjustment to ensure a perfect closure. In this article, we will guide you through easy steps to adjust soft close hinges on B&Q cabinets, ensuring that your doors close smoothly and quietly every time.
Step 1: Identify the Soft Close Hinges
Before you begin adjusting the hinges, it’s important to identify which ones are the soft close hinges. B&Q cabinets typically come with soft close hinges installed, but it’s always a good idea to double-check. Soft close hinges have a small mechanism attached to them, usually located near the hinge arm.
Step 2: Locate the Adjustment Screw
Once you’ve identified the soft close hinges, locate the adjustment screw. This screw is usually located on the hinge arm or the mechanism itself. It may be concealed under a plastic cover or exposed, depending on the design of the hinge. Use a screwdriver that fits the screw head to make the necessary adjustments.
Step 3: Adjust the Closing Speed
To adjust the closing speed of the soft close hinge, turn the adjustment screw clockwise to slow down the closing speed or counterclockwise to speed it up. Start with small adjustments and test the door’s closing speed after each turn of the screw. Repeat this process until you achieve the desired closing speed.
Step 4: Adjust the Closing Force
In addition to the closing speed, you can also adjust the closing force of the soft close hinge. This determines how firmly the door closes. To adjust the closing force, locate the force adjustment screw, usually located near the adjustment screw. Turn the screw clockwise to increase the force or counterclockwise to decrease it. Again, make small adjustments and test the door’s closing force after each turn of the screw.
Step 5: Test and Fine-Tune
Once you have made the necessary adjustments to the closing speed and force, test the door’s closure. Open and close the door several times to ensure that it closes smoothly and quietly. If the door still doesn’t close properly, make further adjustments following the previous steps until you achieve the desired result.
Adjusting soft close hinges on B&Q cabinets is a simple process that can greatly improve the functionality of your cabinet doors. By following these easy steps, you can ensure a perfect closure every time, with smooth and quiet operation. Remember to make small adjustments and test the door’s closure after each adjustment to achieve the best results. Enjoy the convenience and functionality of properly adjusted soft close hinges on your B&Q cabinets!