How to Fix Pella Storm Door Closers

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Pella storm doors have a door closer with a one-touch button. Over time, the door closer may fail to function properly. The door may close too quickly and slam shut or close too slowly, making the door seem stuck. The door closer can also stop working altogether. You need to repair or replace a faulty door closer.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Replacement door closer

Adjust the speed of the door closer by locating the adjustment screw. Turn the screw clockwise with a screwdriver to increase its speed, and counterclockwise to decrease the speed.

On a door with two closers, unhook and adjust one at a time. Remove the adjuster screw and open and close the door several times, adjusting the speed on the attached door closer as needed. Replace the adjuster screw and turn it two times to tighten. Repeat to adjust the second closer.

Replace the door closer if it cannot be adjusted or fails to hold the door open. Remove the screws attaching the closer to the door. Remove the pin in the door bracket.

Grasp the door closer and rotate it counterclockwise. Slide the end of the closer up to remove it from the closer base. Repeat to remove a second door closer.

Place the end of the new closer over the closer base and slide it down. Rotate the closer clockwise so the button is on the top. Place the pin in the door bracket and close the door. Insert screws through the door bracket and into the door. Turn clockwise to tighten. Repeat to install a second door closer.

Remove the clips from the door closer and discard. Turn the adjustment screws clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the speed.

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