Door Rubbing on Jamb

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Has your door started rubbing due to the season or just because your newer home settled?  Typically a door can be motivated/adjusted/influenced into not rubbing on the door jamb with a good 3″ drywall/wood screw and a good drill/impact drill.  You have to figure out where the door is catching on the jamb.  An example of this is a door rubbing at the top catch side of the door.

By removing one of the 1/2″ hinge screws in the lowest hinge(s)

I recommend the screw closest to the door stop of the jamb

This will give you the best probability of catching the door framing stud. You can pull the door down away from the header jamb. Angle the screw towards the mid-area of the jamb and down as pictured to pull the door in and down

This allows the door to open and close smoothly.


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