I replaced old, split, upvc flipper gasket on a upvc door with type R6346X. The gasket fitted in the groove in the door and frame with some effort. No w when I close the door there is quite a bit of resistance and I have the p ull the door hard before I can close then lock the door. ( I had earlier bo ught and fitted gasket R6381X but with this I couldn't close the door at al l).
I have read the "flag" hinges on the door are "slightly" adjustable in thr ee directions, obviously I would like the door to move a couple of millimet ers away from the frame. I think (am guessing) the adjuster underneath the hinge is for door height, the one on the side of the hinge is for "lateral" movement and the one on top (which I am trying to adjust) is for the dista nce of the door from the frame. I have taken off the plastic cap on top of the hinge and of course the adjusting bolt is surrounded by muck (see image link below). I have a full range of Allen keys and I have one that fits re ally well in the head of the bolt. However, when I try to turn the Allen ke y in the bolt I can see the bolt isn't moving and I can feel the Allen key start to slip in the hexagonal socket in the bolt within the hinge. It almo st feels as if the head of the bolt in the hinge is made of plastic, not me tal. I don't want to strip the head of the bolt. Is there a "trick" to get the bolt to move and hence adjust the hinge or do these bolts just become i mpossible to adjust over time?