Diagnosing Issues: Troubleshooting a Kawneer Commercial Glass Storefront Door That Won't Close

Kawneer commercial glass storefront doors are renowned for their durability and sleek design, providing a welcoming entrance for businesses. When faced with the challenge of a storefront door that won't close, it's essential to identify and address the issue promptly. This article serves as a troubleshooting guide for Kawneer commercial glass storefront doors, offering insights into common problems and promoting Automatic Door and Hardware as your trusted source for all Kawneer replacement parts.

**Common Issues Leading to Door Closure Problems:**

1. **Misaligned Door Closer:**
   A misaligned door closer can prevent the door from closing properly. Check for any visible misalignments and adjust the door closer accordingly. Tighten loose screws or bolts in the door closer assembly.

2. **Obstructions in the Door Path:**
   Any obstructions in the door's path can impede its closing motion. Inspect the door's surroundings for objects, debris, or protruding items that may hinder smooth closure.

3. **Damaged or Worn Hinges:**
   Worn or damaged hinges can affect the door's alignment and hinder its ability to close properly. Inspect hinges for signs of wear, rust, or damage, and replace them if necessary.

4. **Faulty Door Closer:**
   A malfunctioning door closer can lead to closing issues. Check for leaks, damaged seals, or visible wear in the door closer. If identified, consider replacing the door closer with a compatible Kawneer replacement part.

5. **Weatherstripping Issues:**
   Damaged or worn weatherstripping can compromise the door's seal and impact its ability to close securely. Inspect the weatherstripping and replace any sections that show signs of wear or damage.

6. **Improperly Adjusted Closing Speed:**
   The closing speed of the door closer may be improperly adjusted. Use the adjustment screws on the door closer to modify the closing speed, ensuring it aligns with the door's specifications.

**Troubleshooting Steps:**

1. **Inspect Door Closer Alignment:**
   Examine the alignment of the door closer. Ensure it is properly positioned and functions smoothly. Adjust the door closer if misalignment is detected, ensuring it aligns with the door and frame.

2. **Clear Door Path:**
   Remove any obstructions in the door's path. Ensure that there are no obstacles hindering the smooth closure of the door. Pay attention to both the interior and exterior sides of the door.

3. **Examine Hinges:**
   Inspect the hinges for wear, rust, or damage. Tighten loose screws and consider replacing any hinges that show signs of wear or impairment. Lubricate the hinges for smoother operation.

4. **Check Door Closer Functionality:**
   Assess the functionality of the door closer. Look for leaks, damaged seals, or visible wear. If the door closer is faulty, consider replacing it with a genuine Kawneer replacement part.

5. **Inspect Weatherstripping:**
   Evaluate the condition of the weatherstripping along the door edges. Replace any worn or damaged sections to ensure a proper seal and facilitate smooth door closure.

6. **Adjust Closing Speed:**
   Utilize the adjustment screws on the door closer to modify the closing speed. Experiment with adjustments until the desired closing speed is achieved, allowing the door to close securely and smoothly.

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3. **Expert Assistance:**
   Our knowledgeable team is ready to assist with expert guidance on troubleshooting and selecting the ideal replacement parts for your Kawneer commercial glass storefront door.


Troubleshooting a Kawneer commercial glass storefront door that won't close requires a systematic approach to identify and address common issues. Automatic Door and Hardware offers a comprehensive selection of genuine Kawneer replacement parts, ensuring a seamless experience in maintaining and upgrading your commercial door systems. Choose us for precision, reliability, and the assurance that your Kawneer storefront door will operate flawlessly.