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How to fix kitchen hinges and handles

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In this video we provide a simple and easy solution for how you can fix any loose kitchen hinges and handles.

To complete this maintenance project, you will need:

  • A screwdriver
  • Lubricating spray
  • A microfibre cloth
  • A scourer or soft brush
  • Multi-Purpose Cleaner

First, let’s discuss an easy fix for loose handles.

Simply open the door, locate the loose screw, and tighten with the appropriate screwdriver. Avoid using power tools as this can cause damage to the panel and hardware.

If it is the hinges that need tightening, simply locate the clip at the back, and carefully remove, revealing the two outer screws. Carefully tighten these until the hinge is firmly in place. Reattach the hinges by aligning, then clipping down at the back.

If there is dirt, grime or surface rust present, it may be worth cleaning hinges as well as the surrounding area, with an appropriate cleaner.

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