soft close hinges for cabinets

fowler123September 15, 2013

My daughter (tenant) HATES her soft close cabinets and drawers. I don't know what brand they are but does anyone know if there is a universal way to override the mechanism? Many thanks

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foodonastump

Only because you asked I looked at my hinges and there is a sliding mechanism that seems to override it. I slid all three and the door slammed shut loudly with no effort at all. I don't know if that slide is universal, and I did not look at the drawer slides.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 3:31PM
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writersblock

If they're older there is probably a piston type mechanism on the cabinet frame that can be removed. Pretty nearly any newer soft close hinge should have a slide or a piece that you can remove on the hinge itself. Some people like them better with the soft close enabled on only one hinge, not both.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 4:09PM
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debrak2008

Why doesn't she like them?

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 5:51PM
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