Rated 3.4 out of 5Â by 7
Rated 3 out of 5Â by HeatfanJohn Needed to adjust placement of top bracket to get door to open
I followed the instructions and used the supplied template to install this closer in a "left-hand inward open" configuration. I was not able to open the door using the exact placement of the screws as provided in the template. After several hours of trial and error I discovered that I needed to move the "link arm show" further to the left (further away from the door hinge) to get the door to open and have the door closer function. In my opinion, the supplied template had the link and link arm shoe too close to the door hinge which did not permit the door to open.
Other than that, the product works as advertised and I do recommend using this product.
May 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Eyali Dont use the template for the arm
Just like the guy commented here "Needed to adjust placement of top bracket to get door to open", I used it in an inward-right installation and the arm is suggested to be mounted too close to the closer.
Shift the arm slightly (2-3") right (righ-inward) or left (left-inward) from the original template to EASE INITAL RESISTANCE (it's not adjustable) when opening.
February 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by AliBaba0101 not as heavy duty as it sounds
Purchased this for a solid core garage door. This door closer did not have enough juice to close it. Ended up buying a commercial quality one instead.
February 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by HandyDandy Instructions are bad, closer is good
I have 4 of these. The first one I installed did not work right. It took me a while to discover why. There is an optical illusion in the instructions. If you do not look at it correctly, you end up using the wrong template. You can make it work, but it will not work correctly. Use a pencil to shade in the door jamb to help you see the diagram correctly.
Once installed correctly, they work quite well. The template makes it easy, but you have to look at it the right way.
August 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by HalfPro Returning it
Installation instructions for home owner are not clear enough. Requires too much force to open the door, hard for children. Speed adjustment is tricky. Family did not like it so returning it.
October 31, 2013