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How to Adjust Bypass Closet Doors

Fix sticking or badly aligned bypass closet doors in 15 minutes using this simple adjustment technique. It costs nothing.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

A simple fix for bypass closet doors

There’s no reason to put up with sticking bypass closet doors, or doors that have uneven gaps against the jambs—especially since they’re so easy to fix. Usually the mounting bracket screws have loosened up, making the door sag and rub against the carpet or floor.

To fix it, you’ll have to work from inside the closet, so get a flashlight and screwdrivers. Start by pushing one door closed against the jamb. Hold it against the jamb while you adjust the brackets as shown. Do the same on the other door. If the screw holes are stripped, just move the bracket over a few inches and remount it.

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Required Tools for this Project

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    • Hammer
    • 4-in-1 screwdriver
    • Flashlight

Required Materials for this Project

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    • Shims

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September 02, 12:42 PM [GMT -5]

What if they only stick when the humidity level is high. Even with central air on, they expand and stick. when the temps lower then they are fine.

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