Storm Door Slams

Screen door closer adjustment screw

Screen door closer adjustment screw

Screen door closer adjustment screw
Replacement closer kit

My storm door does not close slowly as it once did. It slams shut. How do I fix it?


There is a cylinder mounted on the door usually down near the bottom of the door. Sometimes you will find it mounted at the top of the door.

On the on the cylinder there is usually one screw. Screw it in a quarter turn and see if the door still slams. If it does turn the screw a quarter turn more.

Remember righty tighty, lefty loosey, make it tighter to slow the door down.

Its possible the cylinder is worn out and turning in the screw wont make a difference. Not a huge big deal, just about any Home Depot or big box hardware store has the cylinders.

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