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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:16 pm 
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Hi,my porch door is catching in the middle.how can i pull the door in so it doesnt catch?top and bottom are ok so ive no idea what is going on!its happened before and my builder did it in 5 mind but im clueless.been searching online but cant find any advice when its the middle catching.i think the door may have dropped slightly as locks are not ligning up either.any help appreciated thanks


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Have you checked that all the screws that hold the locking mechanism in place are screwed in fully and have not loosened a bit?
When you check for this , do it from both sides of the door as you open an close it in case you can see something else that may have come loose.
If the door has mushrooms as part of the locking mechanism then these can unscrew a tad causing the door to catch as you describe.
If you can post a few pictures of the door and lock that may help us find a solution.

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Thankyou will post pics tomorrow


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Right have lifted door as much as possible so how do i adjust the mushroom things?thankyou


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sorry took me a while to add a photo as kept saying too big but how do i adjust this bit?these bits are what keep catching,thanks


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Brynsmum wrote:
sorry took me a while to add a photo as kept saying too big but how do i adjust this bit?these bits are what keep catching,thanks


Chances are it'll be the part that that "catches" in that needs adjusting ... a sorta U shaped part. Pics of that please,

Or the door needs toeing/heeling...

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these are the only pieces that stick out and move up and down when handle is moved.cant see anything else sticking out that could catch?


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these are the only pieces that stick out and move up and down when handle is moved.cant see anything else sticking out that could catch?


It'll be on the frame - opposite the "mushrooms" on the door.

It's what the "mushrooms" engage with that you'd have to adjust, (if that's what actually needs adjusting).

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theses are where the mushroom things go


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its actually these bits that the mushroom things are catching on.im not sure what their purpose is?


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Loosen the screw on the plate that the roller is catching on and slide it up or down a couple of mm and see if that makes a difference. It may take a little bit of fiddling but it must be something simple like that or the door has dropped and the hinges may need a tweak.
When you move the plate mark where it was originally before making a adjustment.

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Thankyou i will try moving the plate tomorrow as i spent 4 days tweaking the hinges and ive pulled it up as far as it can go.my builder spent 5 mins adjusting it last winter but i never asked him what he did.will report back tomorrow but do these plate things need to stay on?thankyou


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Before you look at the keep, give the roller a quarter turn with a Allen key in case it is a little proud and therefore catching on the keep.

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