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    Hi, A couple of years ago I replaced one broken door hinge (sink cupboard) with one that seemed to be a close fit.
    Although I can't remember what I measured, there may have been a mm or two difference.
    Currently the top left corner of the door doesn't close flush.
    I now need some advice on how to fix the problem, either by adjusting the top hinge, or replacing with two new hinges.
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    Default Re: Mismatched Kitchen Cupboard Hinge

    The new and old hinges are fully adjustable, just give the grub screw a little tweak, on the problem door adjust the top in a little and the bottom out, it does appear though the door may be twisted.

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    I just checked the right hand side (hinge side) it is not flush either, the top corner sits forward too - the whole top edge needs to be pulled back/flush.
    Thanks I'll try that.

    edit. Looks like the mounting base plate for the top hinge (the cam?) possibly needs to moved about 5mm deeper into the cupboard.
    The hinge arm doesn't pull the top of the door in close enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blutek View Post
    I just checked the right hand side (hinge side) it is not flush either, the top corner sits forward too - the whole top edge needs to be pulled back/flush.
    Thanks I'll try that.

    edit. Looks like the mounting base plate for the top hinge (the cam?) possibly needs to moved about 5mm deeper into the cupboard.
    The hinge arm doesn't pull the top of the door in close enough.
    you are using two different hinges with different throws ,replace the bottom (old) hinge with a mate to the new one .and perhaps even better ,go and buy a pair of quality hinges not the crap you have used as a replacement
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    Default Re: Mismatched Kitchen Cupboard Hinge

    No need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BalliangBuilder View Post
    No need.
    no need for what
    kind regards
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    Having compared the two hinges, the top hinge is slightly longer than the bottom, but both were fitted to the old original cam/mounting bases - thus the problem.
    In removing the hinge, there is now a smaller thin metal plate (43x17mm) that is under the cam/mounting base and is very firmly afixed and is defying being prised off with a flathead . There is some sort of small hinge dowel/wallplug behind it.
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    Mounting plate now removed (it was held firmly by two hinge dowels).

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    Default Re: Mismatched Kitchen Cupboard Hinge

    Still no need to replace it, it may have opened a little un-aligned but would of closed nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BalliangBuilder View Post
    Still no need to replace it, it may have opened a little un-aligned but would of closed nicely.
    two different hinges both with different throws/setbacks . mounted on the same hinge plates ,too many variables to be right .
    remove both hinges and plates and replace with like sets
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    By having two different hinges the pivot points are not going to be aligned which will stress both hinges causing one or the other to fail, or as you have a misaligned door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arms View Post
    two different hinges both with different throws/setbacks . mounted on the same hinge plates ,too many variables to be right .
    remove both hinges and plates and replace with like sets

    agree 100% with this comment.
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