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Old 04-14-2011, 07:59 PM
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Again, look at what you did to make the change. Forget about moving hinges if it worked before you changed the latches. The latches are repro, "Similar to original, can be used if nothing else is available". So being they are "similar", they are possibly rubbing on the striker because they stick out more than the original. They could also be "grabbing" the striker being they are not the same shape as the original. One thing you can do is put a little wad of "dumb dumb" (3m Strip caulk) on the striker and gently close the door until the latch hits the striker marking the strip caulk. You then can see if the "wheel" on the latch is hitting the edge of the striker for instance, instead of the portion of the striker that it is designed to hit to spin the "wheel" latching the latch. Often if the striker is out too far, or the door too far forward or back too far back and wheel and the striker aren't in proper alignment and the wheels side rubs on the striker instead of the wheel simply being turned by the striker as it is supposed to.

Putting the dumb dumb on it and gently closing the door until it hits and marks the dumb dumb lets you see exactly where it is hitting the striker.

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