My house door has a concealed door closer. It makes a loud sound whenever it closes. How can I fix it?

Answer

Many hydraulic concealed door closers have the same kinds of adjustments found on surface mounted hydraulic door closers. Often there will be holes in the cover plate that allow access to the adjustment screws. Sometimes one must remove the cover plate to find the adjustment screws.

Concealed hydraulic door closers suffer the same malfunctions as surface hydraulic door closers. They leak, or the seals wear out, and then they can no longer be adjusted and tend to slam the door hard. And, like surface closers, they can be rebuilt or replaced.

Since concealed closers are often expensive, some folks elect to replace the closer with a pivot hinge and install a surface door closer.

Updated on August 5, 2018

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How to Adjust Your Door Closer
By Tom Rubenoff
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