Adjusting self-adjusting door hinges

We have a heavy wooden door leading to our garage which swings on self-adjusting hinges.  It closed too fast and too hard so here is how I adjusted it.

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First, use something strong and small enough like an allen wrench to slide into an open hole.

 

 

 

 

 

Next, pull back releasing the tension on the cylinder.  IMG_2938

 

  

 

 

 

 

Use a pair of needle nose pliers to remove the metal stud which holds the cylinder in place.IMG_2941 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now place the metal stud into a new hole and release the cylinder gently.  If your grip slips, the allen wrench can snap onto your fingers like a mouse trap, so be careful and use those pliers.

Make sure to adjust both hinges to equal tensions and you’re done.IMG_2943

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