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Corner cupboard double hinge issue

chrisn
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Corner cupboard double hinge issue

Hi

I had to replace what I thought was a faulty hinge on the door of internal corner cupboard of my kitchen cabinets, so I removed the hinge. It seems OK though. However it is also in the closed position and I don't know how to open the hinge in order to put it back. Can someone help me please?

Here are the photos of the hinge20200114_153419.jpg

 

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redracer01
Valued Contributor

Re: Corner cupboard double hinge issue

I suggest placing the base plate back on the cupboard and screw in firmly but not overly tight. Get the hinge and clip it back on to the base plate. Now looking at the hinge imagine the door is on. The door front plate will only swing in one direction. Firmly grasp with thumb and pointing finger ( both hands ) and swing the hinge open. I'm quite sure theres a video on it in youtube. Good luck!

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Community Manager Jason
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Re: Corner cupboard double hinge issue

Hi @chrisn,

 

I hope @redracer01's suggestion does the trick. Please let us know how you go with it. 

 

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MitchellM
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Re: Corner cupboard double hinge issue

@chrisn I'd agree with @redracer01 , if that doesn't work head into your local Bunnings and ask them if someone can open it for you. You can open them by hand but you need to know which direction to apply force in.

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chrisn
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Re: Corner cupboard double hinge issue

Thanks for that, I'll give it a try and let you know what happens. :smile:

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chrisn
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Re: Corner cupboard double hinge issue

Thank you for your help. I did what was suggested but couldn't attach the hinge to the bracket. I took it off again and attached it to the hinge. I pushed and pulled and eventually got it off. Thanks guys, all help is appreciated. 

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