How Do I Replace Wellborn Cabinet Hinges?

A properly working kitchen is important to many cooks.

Because of this, many people purchase Wellborn cabinets, which have an excellent reputation. Wellborn makes all types of cabinets, including several that are made with a cabinet hinge. While these are usually very sturdy, you may find that they wear over time and need to be replaced. In order to accomplish this task, begin with the cabinet door held open. You may want to enlist the help of a friend.

Release the CLIP locking mechanism on both of the cabinet hinges with the tip of the flat-head screwdriver. The CLIP lock is the plastic clip located toward the end of the hinge on the cabinet door. Slide the cabinet door off the hinges.

Locate and remove the plastic hinge cover on the inside of the cabinet housing. Pry the smaller oval-shaped piece off with a flat-head screwdriver. Place the tip of the screwdriver under the larger cap piece and pry it outward until the cap breaks free.

Reach inside the cabinet and unscrew the four screws that secure the Wellborn cabinet hinges to both sides of the unit. Use the Phillips screwdriver.

Install the replacement Wellborn cabinet hinges by reversing the removal process.

Things You Will Need

  • Flat-head screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Replacement hinges

Tips

  • If you are reinstalling the same cabinet door, you may retain the metal piece that locks into the CLIP mechanism.
  • Adjust the hinges to your previously preferred settings after installation by following the instructions included with the parts.

Warning

  • Exercise caution to avoid pinching your fingers in the cabinet or the hardware.

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Rosa Lyn has been a freelance writer since 2009. She has worked as a ghostwriter for companies such as eBay and was the editor-in-chief for the member newsletter at the websites SewingMamas. She specializes in subjects such as home and family, parenting, alternative health and crafts.