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Rick, General Contractor
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My Anderson back door is grabbing at the bottom making it difficult

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My Anderson back door is grabbing at the bottom making it difficult to lock and unlock as well as close. I'm concerned I will break the door because I have resorted to kicking it at the bottom to get it open. If I lift up on it I can open it but the handle goes down to open, and lifting is difficult at the same time.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
What type of Anderson door? Is it a full light glass door? if you aren't sure I need a picture of the door and a picture of the hinges (with the door open & closed).You can post a picture here by clicking on the paper clip icon in the tool bar at the top of this dialogue box. You can only post from a PC or a Mac not a phone or a tablet. If that doesn’t work for you then you can upload a pic to a file sharing service like OR and post the “share” link to your picture here or you can email the pic to customer service but the last option can take quite a while to get to me. Click on the CONTACT US link to contact customer service.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Call me at(###) ###-####sent pics via email
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
Until I see the pics a phone call won't help. Also a phone call is an additional charge. Where did you email the pics to? Customer service? If so it will take a while for them to get to me. Any other email address is not likely to work. Do you know it your door an Anderson French Wood door?
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.
If you have a French Wood door (full light glass, wood inside & vinyl clad outside) the hinges are adjustable. There is a hole in the bottom of each hinge and if you insert a 5/32" allen wrench and turn it clockwise (looking up from below) the hinge will lift the door. Keep turning the hinge screw until the top of the door is within 1/8" to 3/16" from the top of the jamb. You need to do this to all 3 hinges. But the first one will offer the most resistance. The other 2 will turn easily and you only turn them until you start to fell resistance.