Wardrobe Sliding doors won't stay closed..

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  1. Mark71

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    Hello. We recently had 3 sliding doors installed from Magnet trade, aluminum framed
    http://www.magnettrade.co.uk/joinery/sliding-doors/

    The problem is that they keep opening each end by 5-10mm which is really annoying. I thought they would have come with some sort of slow close mechanism or some catch that keeps them shut.

    Does anyone know of a slow close or a catch system I could install from elsewhere please?

    Cheers
    Mark
     
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    sounds like the tracks' not completely level

    Who installed them? Get them back.
     
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    a local joiner, might have to get him back but I was also wanting to see if there was a way of making them "clip" into position or the soft close method.. :(
     
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    slightly drop the end of the track so they run towards the end wall rather than away from it
     
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    have you checked to see iff its touching at any point off the door
    in other words the door and frame aren't parallel at the point off contact when closed ??
     
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    They should not be tight to wall but have buffers/stops to prevent damage when striking wall.
    Often a thin outer frame is used, this would also hide any slight gap caused by out of plumb walls.
     
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    thanks.. I can get it now to stay closed, but I know on built-in sliding door wardrobes they come with a catch/soft close mechanism, is there anything like this for these magnet doors (sure they are Stanley) please. I mailed Magnet, who didn't reply, so big thanks to them!
     
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    Never seen sliding doors with catch/soft close mechanism, no possible need for them.
     
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