Question - How do you fix a commercial door closer?

Answered by: Samuel Adams  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 28-06-2022  |  Views: 1099  |  Total Questions: 8

Remember, when it comes to turning door closer adjustment screws, a little goes a long way. Start with no more than 1/8 of a turn. Turn the adjustment screw clockwise to slow the door closer down, counter-clockwise to speed it up, then get down off the ladder and observe the effect. Open the door and watch it close. Replace the oil seals with new ones and again screw the covers. Your hydraulic door repair is almost complete. Install the hydraulic door closer with the arm on the frame and the device on the door. Turn the adjustment screw to get the desired pressure so that the door closes smoothly without giving any problem. Grab one or two felt pads and stick them inside the door frame. You can put them around the lock area, or spread them out closer to the top and bottom. The pads will catch the door before it hits the frame. While it won't completely silence the slam, it will quiet it, providing you some protection from the sound. Hinges and door closers should get a few drops of penetrating oil at the top so it runs down into the wearing surface between the pin and the housing. Lock mechanisms that need lubricant should get a shot of dry graphite from a spout-type bottle. Door Closer Repair. This vacuum pulls the connector arm back, which closes a door after it's been opened. Door closers can be used for commercial doors and residential doors but are more typically used commercially. Door closers need to be checked regularly as they may need adjustment or repair frequently.

There are three common types of overhead door closers including: Regular Arm: The regular arm, or standard arm, closer is a pull-side application, meaning it is located on the exterior of the door.

Some models have separate adjustments for "sweep" ("S"), which is the speed with which the door moves when it starts closing, and "latch" ("L"), which is the speed it moves when it is about to close. High backcheck tension prevents people from damaging the wall when they push the door open.

Open the door and check that the hinge pins are seated all the way within the hinge. If not, align the hinge knuckles and tap the pins into place with a hammer. Use a screwdriver to tighten the screws attaching the hinges to the door and the door frame. Turn them clockwise with moderate pressure.

There are valuable service opportunities in replacing leaking door closers. Leaks typically occur in two forms: o-ring malfunction or cylinder cracks. One type of o-ring malfunction results from excessive use or abuse of the opening. This can cause the o-ring seal to wear, creating a leak point.

Open the door and jiggle it up and down a bit to see what's loose. If the door frame moves when you jiggle the door, drive 3/16 screws into the loose areas to re-secure the frame. Test to see if the door closes straight and tight. If your door is still loose, it's time to tighten the hinge screws.

If the door slams shut or closes too slowly, adjust the pneumatic cylinder: To slow the closing, turn the screw on the end of the pneumatic cylinder clockwise. To speed up the closing, turn the screw counterclockwise.

The backcheck function slows (and some cases, stops) the door in its opening cycle so that it can't be thrown open violently and damage the door, the closer, and the walls adjacent to the doorway. This function is normally adjustable.