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How to get this door to shut properly

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INeedSomeHelp Fri 30-Jan-15 11:42:58

The door to the cupboard under my stairs is in the kitchen and it's a proper full size door in the same style as the other internal doors.
It's the kind that you just pull open and it's got one of those roller ball type latches that holds it shut. But that has stopped working for some reason.
Whenever I shut the door it just instantly pops open again. There's nothing in the way of it, it's just like the roller ball part isn't coming out far enough to catch on the other side. But it seems fine when I press it in with my hand.
A minor issue but it's just really annoying! Any suggestions?

momb Fri 30-Jan-15 11:47:28

replace the catch. The problems with the rollerballs is that if you aren't all the way into the hole the spring will push on the ball which will turn (being a ball) and it will pop the door open.
Replace it with some magnetic catches: simple to install and simple to replace if they go wrong.

INeedSomeHelp Fri 30-Jan-15 13:51:56

Thanks momb - I think I've managed to fix it. Realised you can adjust the roller ball and how far it sticks out from the door.
It seems to be working for now so fingers crossed.

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