Home & Garden Maintenance & Repairs

How to Adjust a Rixson Door Closer

    Closing Speed

    • 1). Open the door. Place a stop under the bottom edge of the door to keep it open, if necessary. Locate the closing valve adjustment screw on the closer housing.

    • 2). Turn the screw in a clockwise direction with a flat blade screwdriver to decrease the closing speed of the door.

    • 3). Turn the screw in a counter-clockwise direction to increase the closing speed.

    • 4). Remove the door stop and test the operation of the door.

    • 5). Open the door and make further adjustments to the closing speed as needed.

    Latch Speed

    • 1). Open the door. Place a stop under the bottom edge of the door to keep it open, if necessary. Locate the latch speed valve adjustment screw -- which is usually the center screw -- on the closer housing.

    • 2). Turn the screw in a clockwise direction with a flat blade screwdriver to decrease the latch speed of the door if it latches with too much force.

    • 3). Turn the screw in a counter-clockwise direction to increase the latch speed if the door does not latch fully when closed.

    • 4). Remove the door stop and test the operation of the door.

    • 5). Open the door and make further adjustments to the latch speed as needed.

    Backcheck and Delayed Reaction

    • 1). Open the door. Place a stop under the bottom edge of the door to keep it open, if necessary. Locate the backcheck or delayed reaction valve adjustment screws on the closer housing.

    • 2). Turn the delayed reaction adjustment screw in the direction desired to slow down or speed up how quickly the door starts to close when fully open.

    • 3). Turn the backcheck screw in the direction desired to adjust the amount of force needed to hold the door in an open position.

    • 4). Remove the door stop and test the operation of the door.

    • 5). Open the door and make further adjustments to the backcheck and delayed reaction as needed.

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