Cabinets often have Salice hinges, also known as European hinges, concealed in the cabinet door, providing a smooth, streamlined appearance. Salice hinges are more versatile than typical pin-type hinges because they adjust in three different ways. The sideways adjustment moves the cabinet door left or right. The depth adjustment closes the door flat against the cabinet. The height adjustment moves the cabinet door up and down. To adjust Salice hinges, you simply loosen or tighten the screws on the applicable part of the hinge, attached to the inside of the cabinet. The adjustment method varies slightly depending on the model of Salice hinge in your cabinet.

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How do I Adjust Salice Hinges?

Sideways Adjustment

Your cabinet door has two Salice hinges, so only one of them may be out of line, meaning the top edge of the door doesn't sit flush with the top of the cabinet. Check both hinges to determine which needs adjustment. If you have a Series 800 or Silentia Series hinge, loosen the screw closest to the door. Slide your door left or right into the desired position, then tighten the screw. If you have a Series 900, Series 600 or Silentia Series 900 hinge, loosen the hinge fixing screw on the main body of the hinge, move the door into the desired position, then tighten the screw.

Depth Adjustment

The screw at the back of the Salice hinge adjusts for depth and ensures the door is on the same level as adjacent doors. Over time, doors can become loose from frequent opening and closing. Loosen the screw and maneuver the door closer to or farther away from the cabinet, until it is in the desired position. Tighten the screw. If you have Domi snap-on mounting plates Model BAV, Model BAPXR or Model BARXR, you can adjust the depth without loosening any screws. Instead, you rotate the cam adjuster on the mounting plate.

Height Adjustment

If you have Domi snap-on mounting plates, such as the Model BAV or Series 200, the two screws on the upper and lower tabs of the Salice hinge adjust for height. Loosen these screws, move the door up or down as desired, then tighten the screws. If you have Series 200 Model B2RXE, Series 200 Model B2PXE or Domi snap-on mounting plates and Model BAPXR or BARXR hinges, rotate the cam adjuster at the rear of the main part of the hinge until the door is in your desired position.