Adjustment of AVENTOS lift mechanism

How do you adjust the AVENTOS HF lift mechanism to the front weight?

One important assblum_aventos_adjustmentembly step for the AVENTOS lift system is the adjustment of the two lift mechanisms to the weight of the furniture front. If the two lift mechanisms are not set correctly for the front weight, the front will spring up when opened, or close again by itself, as you can see in the video.

You know that lift mechanisms have been adjusted correctly if the lift system stays in any opening position in the end. It is important to adjust the lift mechanism to ensure smooth functioning, especially if lift mechanisms are fitted with SERVO-DRIVE.

In this video we explain how you can adjust the lift mechanisms correctly using a cordless screwdriver.

For older AVENTOS HF lift mechanisms, it may be that the front closes unusually quickly at the end of the closing motion. If it is not possible to correct this despite adjustment being carried out correctly, please get in touch with our contact partners in your country, so that we can assist you as swiftly as possible.

To do so, please click here.

 

 

Adjustment of AVENTOS lift mechanism
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62 thoughts on “Adjustment of AVENTOS lift mechanism

  • June 24, 2018 at 20:00
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    Totally useless information about adjusting the balance, without knowing what on Earth is supposed to be attached to the drill. Crosshead screwdriver, Allen bit, star driver, what? Impossible to see into the adjustment hole to see what might be required! Sooo frustrating

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    • June 25, 2018 at 9:58
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      Hello Peter,

      thank you for your comment. For the adjustment you ned a crosshead bit. You wil get the best result with a Pozi 2.

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      • July 20, 2018 at 18:19
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        I agree with Peter. For the cost of the system you would think that Blum would throw in a driver. At least a picture of a driver. Most drivers are too big for the European hole. The best I can do is a slot screwdriver and that takes forever. Nice system, no backup plan.

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        • July 24, 2018 at 9:06
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          Hello Bruce,

          thank you for your comment. You have to use a #2×2 POZI driver bit. You will find this information also in our AVENTOS brochure.
          But you are right, we will try to implement these information in other Blum documents to.

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  • August 12, 2018 at 23:26
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    I agree with Peter and Patrick here. In Canada (Toronto) I can’t seem to find a place that sells this particular POZI driver bit. The guys at Home Depot or Canadian Tire have never heard of this POZI standard and they are fully stocked with Phillips driver bits instead. I decided to give it try with that piece but it is still too tick to go into the adjustment hole. I’ve been trying with PH1 and PH2 and nothing. I really don’t want to call the Blunt support for this small issue that could be easily fixed with any standard screw. On Ebay, this particular Blum POZI screwdriver #2 is 11.45 USD + 14 USD for shipping. Not an option to be honest for a simple adjustment.

    Team BLUM – please chime in here with more options.

    Why a simple PH2 won’t work here?
    Thanks

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    • August 13, 2018 at 15:55
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      Hello Rodrigo,
      this is a new issue for us. I tried to adjust an AVENTOS with a PH2 and a POZI 2 and it worked. But it could be possible that you use a PH2 bit from a different company which is thicker. We will have a look at this topic.
      For now I will suggest:
      We also have POZI 2 bits in our program which fit perfectly. We will send you such a bit and you could try it for yourself. In this case our customer service will contact you as soon as possible.

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      • August 16, 2018 at 19:15
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        Hi –

        I’m glad to see this response and willingness to support. However, as of today I still haven’t been contacted. I’m assuming you’ll be reaching out via mail. Otherwise, please advise when you can.

        Thanks.

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        • August 17, 2018 at 9:51
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          Hi Rodrigo,

          I am sorry that our customer service didn’t get in touch with you. Due to our plant shutdown it takes a lit bit longer as usual. Our customer service in Canada will contact you as soon as possible per mail.

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  • August 27, 2018 at 12:52
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    Hi
    I have the Blum Aventos HF system in my kitchen. One of the cabinets is not soft closing. It slams shut! Is there any way to fix this?
    Thanks in advance
    Jonny

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    • August 27, 2018 at 15:22
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      Hello Jonny,
      we know this problem. To help you best, we should know in which country you live. Our customer service will help you afterwards as soon as possible.

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    • September 25, 2019 at 22:22
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      Hi

      I have the same problem, the Blum Aventos HF lift mechanism was working good on both of my overhead draws. One of the units is slamming shut. It would appear the soft close mechanism has stopped working. Is there anyway to fix this?

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      • September 26, 2019 at 6:59
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        Hello Alan,
        I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems with our product. Our customer service will contact you as soon as possible.
        Best regards
        Andrea

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        • October 17, 2019 at 2:50
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          Hi Andrea — I am also experiencing problems with the soft closing mechanism of my AVENTOS HK lift system. One of my cabinets is no longer closing slowly and just slams shut.

          Can you please have someone from your customer service in Canada contact me?

          Thank you,
          Stuart

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          • October 17, 2019 at 7:24
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            Hi Stuart,
            I am sorry to hear that your AVENTOS is not working as it should. I will forward your message to our customer service. They will support you.
            Best regards
            Andrea

  • November 12, 2018 at 20:57
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    Hi i just bought a brand new unit and the kitchen has this lift up doors that don’t lift up and stay up so I tried fixing the issue with Blum videos unfortunately no success.
    The udjusment hole is now unusable as it’s worn out because no matter what position I put them in it wouldn’t hold up the doors. I’m guessing this one is a factory defect I ask my neighbors theirs can hold the doors when adjusted.
    Not a very user friendly plug and play product.
    Harry celik.

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    • November 13, 2018 at 18:22
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      Hello Harun,
      It could be that in you have the wrong lift mechanism installed in your cabinet. If this is true, then the door will not stay open because the lift mechanism is too weak, (Even if you adjust the lift mechanism).
      If you would like, I can have our customer service contact you as soon as possible to help you out. However, to do this I need to know in which country you live. Can you come back to me with this information?

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  • November 20, 2018 at 20:35
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    Hi, I’m also having the problem of a cabinet door that has suddenly started slamming shut (after 7 years of working well). I’ve tried to adjust without success. Can you please give further guidance. I’m not a professional or even particularly handy. Just a woman who opens and closes her kitchen cabinets a lot! I live in Israel. Thank you!
    Judy

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    • November 21, 2018 at 12:19
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      Hello Judy,
      thank you for your comment. I will forward your message to our customer service. They will support you.

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      • June 5, 2019 at 11:57
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        I have the same problem in the netherlands with one of my cabinets, please have them contact me as well on how to solve this.

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        • January 11, 2020 at 17:11
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          I have the same problem with soft close suddenly not working and cabinet slams shut?

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          • January 13, 2020 at 7:31
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            Dear Rob,
            thanks for your message. Our customer service will get in touch with you to sort out the issue.
            Kind regards
            Andrea

  • December 8, 2018 at 19:49
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    I need assistance. I have three Aventos cabinets. All three were installed in the manner. The doors on two of the three will not balance and slam shut. The closers are different than in the instructions in that they have a mounting bracket that mounts to the front of the cabinet rather than the side walls. I guess you made them easier to install. I thank you for this. However I need them to strong enough to support the doors. Please contact me in the USA.

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    • December 10, 2018 at 15:21
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      Hello,
      thank you for your comment. It seems that in your cabinet are the wrong lift mechanism. When they are too weak, you cannot balance the fronts, even when you adjust the lift mechanism to the maximum. I will forward your request to our customer service in the USA, they will help you out.

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  • December 13, 2018 at 15:45
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    Many thanks, re the Pozi 2 tip: It’s still a bit clumsy, but it bites, and does adjust the mechanism… (which was well hidden, until I stumbled upon the video, and this commentary).

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    • December 13, 2018 at 17:16
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      Thank you, I am glad to hear that this commentary helped you.

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  • January 16, 2019 at 17:22
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    I just had Adventist’s lift hinges installed with the Blum push latches. The contractor is insisting that the 36w x 28h x 5/8 ply doors are too heavy and will require handles. Is he correct? Handles were not the look we were going for…..

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    • January 17, 2019 at 9:50
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      Hello,
      which AVENTOS systems you want to use? You will find on blum.com further information about each system and their restriction. When you need any further help please don’t hesitate to come back to me. Make sure to mention which country you reside in so we can be sure you are connected to the correct customer service.

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  • March 8, 2019 at 13:14
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    I have an aventoss hf unit which has locked shut. There appears to be no way to open it as nothing is exposed. I can not find any information anywhere online to see how we might get it open. Has worked well for the last 6 years or so.

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    • March 8, 2019 at 14:29
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      Dear Patricia,

      is there a SERVO-DRIVE unit attached to the AVENTOS HF? If so, can you verify that the unit has power? In order to do so, please remove the cover cap of the lift mechanism with SERVO-DRIVE and see, if an orange LED is lit.
      Even if SERVO-DRIVE is attached to the lift mechanism and even if it has no power, it should be possible to move the lift system freely by reaching into the small gap between the front and the cabinet side/bottom and opening it.

      Kind regards
      Matthias

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  • March 11, 2019 at 20:12
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    Hi there,

    We have recently started having the same problem as above, one of the cupboards is now slamming shut ie not soft-closing. Could someone contact me please? I am in England.

    Thanks

    Helen

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    • March 13, 2019 at 10:30
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      Hi Helen,

      I am sorry to hear that your AVENTOS is not working as it should.
      My colleagues from the UK technical support team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

      Greetings from Austria
      Matthias

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  • March 28, 2019 at 18:42
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    Hi I have the Aventos HK 20k270x until recently the door has began to slam close, could somebody please contact me with some help .
    I am from England

    thank you
    Marlo

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    • March 29, 2019 at 8:47
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      Hi Marlo,

      thanks for your message and sorry for the inconvenient behaviour of AVENTOS.
      I’ll immediately forward your case to our UK technical support team.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • May 17, 2019 at 10:41
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    Good day
    I am having an issue where the unit stops opening half way up. It’s almost as if the one side is opening quicker then the other side and the uneven opening causes the cupboard to catch on the wall, sensing contact the unit then stops. How do i adjust this? My cupboard is quite long so it has two units installed.

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    • May 17, 2019 at 13:06
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      Dear Dylan,

      is it true that you have SERVO-DRIVE installed? (the electric opening support)
      If so, first it is necessary to check if all lift mechanisms are adjusted evenly (see video):
      https://youtu.be/RQd9q_el6sQ?t=88

      As soon as all lift mechanisms are adjusted the same way, and keep the front in the right position, I would suggest you reset all motion parameters as well as the wireless synchronisation of the two motors.
      In order to reset the parameters, consecutively push and hold the “reset motion” and “reset wireless” buttons with a sharp object for a while, until the LEDs start flashing.
      The following video will help you synchronise your motors and wireless switches:
      https://youtu.be/FJkOJPKh4Is?t=349

      I hope this will help. Otherwise please let us know and we’ll get in touch with you directly to sort things out.

      Best regards from Austria
      Matthias

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  • June 2, 2019 at 12:09
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    Hi. I am in the UK and have the Aventos HF system. I am unable to adjust the door opening force and have seen in this forum that I need a pozi 2 screwdriver bit. Could you please confirm that this would be the correct bit for the UK system. Thanks in advance.

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    • June 3, 2019 at 11:28
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      Hi Phil,
      yes, screwdriver pozi 2 is perfect to adjust AVENTOS HF.
      Best regards
      Andrea

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  • June 23, 2019 at 13:16
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    Can you give me the setting out for the 3 holes for Aventos HK-S E. I need the setting out of just the top two. I know the dimension from the front edge is about 47mm and the distance between the top two fixings is about 72mm. Also what is the distance down from the inside of the cabinet.
    Can you please clarify these 3 dimensions.
    Thanks
    John

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  • June 24, 2019 at 10:47
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    Hi Andrea
    Thanks, I have referred to page 77 which is as instructions given with unit. The dimensions I’m querying are, 74, 37, and 64.
    37 should be greater I think, 64 should be about 72. Not sure about 74.
    Any ideas
    John

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    • June 24, 2019 at 13:09
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      Hi John,
      the lift mechanism has two small pegs which make it easy to position it in the cabinet. Referring to catalogue page 77: The measurements for these pegs are found on the drawing on the left named “peg position”. However, if you are looking for the measurements of the three holes which are used as screw-in positions, please look at the drawing in the middle named “fixing position”.

      Please let us know if we have been able to narrow down this little uncertainty.

      Kind regards
      Matthias

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  • July 2, 2019 at 21:37
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    Hi,

    Having same issue as many described above.
    Cabinet doors which suddenly the soft closing stops working. Door slam and broke the glasses I side.

    Located in the Netherlands.

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    • July 3, 2019 at 12:42
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      Hello Jamal,
      thank you for your comment, we are sorry that you have some problems with our product. Our customer service will contact you as soon as possible.
      Best regards Andrea

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  • July 13, 2019 at 11:51
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    hi i have a blum aventos HY mechanism on a cabinet. It is 10 years old.

    It has started to slam closed

    Am i able to adjusy or will it need replacing

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    • July 15, 2019 at 7:31
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      Hello Paul,
      I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems with our product. Our customer service will contact you as soon as possible.
      Kind regards
      Andrea

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  • October 16, 2019 at 17:02
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    Hello,

    So glad I have found this site. We have three wall cupboards with Aventos HF mechanisms fitting them, and we love them, but two of them have recently lost their soft close capability and are slamming closed, I assume the third will soon.

    Is there any way to adjust? We are also in England.

    Many thanks,

    John

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    • October 17, 2019 at 7:36
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      Hello John,
      thank you for your message. I am sorry to hear that your AVENTOS HF does not work as it should. Our customer Service will contact you as soon as possible.
      Best regards
      Andrea

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  • October 28, 2019 at 17:04
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    Our Aventos HF started slamming shut and you kindly provided replacement pistons. Please can you tell me how to fit them? I can find no useful information to help.
    I am in UK.
    Many thanks
    Christine

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    • October 29, 2019 at 7:40
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      Dear Christine,
      I beg your pardon. Usually we deliever a quick installation guide with the replacement pistons.
      I’ll send you a direct email with the setup guide attached asap.

      Greets from Austria
      Matthias

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  • November 8, 2019 at 15:02
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    can i purchase soft close replacement pistons for my aventos blum hf power units
    thank you

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    • November 9, 2019 at 18:16
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      Hi Brian,
      someone of our UK technical team will get in touch with you to sort this out asap.
      Perhaps Blum UK can provide you with replacement dampers.

      Kind regards
      Matthias

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  • November 10, 2019 at 10:56
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    My blum cupboard opening has started to go wrong. Open pressing, it opens fully but then drops down a bit so the cupboard is not fully open. It’s dangerous as after opening it can drop down onto your head. I tried looking at the adjustment videos but it’s not clear what I need to do so that the cupboard remains fully open. Any help would be much appreciated?

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    • November 11, 2019 at 8:09
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      Dear Lee,
      I am sorry to hear that your AVENTOS does not work it should. One of our technical specialists will get in touch with you to troubleshoot this issue.
      Best regards
      Andrea

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  • November 11, 2019 at 14:11
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    The balance on my cupboard doors need adjusting but when I tried to do this the plastic that takes the screwdriver head just churned away. I’m now stuck with two doors that slam open and can’t shut themselves. Can you please advise me what to do in this situation.

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    • November 12, 2019 at 12:43
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      Dear Daniel,
      from what I see it seems that the lift mechanisms have a setting which is too strong for your cupboard doors and need adjustment.
      As you mentioned, you’ve already tried this so it will be necessary to find out why setting the power of the lift mechanisms is not possible any more.
      Our technical experts from Blum UK will get in touch with you to narrow down the issue.

      Kind regards
      Matthias

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  • December 14, 2019 at 21:45
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    I have a door with a 20K2070x unit that is no longer softclosing. I live in Ireland.

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    • December 16, 2019 at 8:01
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      Hello Edgar,
      thank you for your message. One of our customer Service will get in touch with you.
      Kind regards
      Andrea

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  • December 24, 2019 at 14:54
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    Dear Blum,

    It would be really nice to get at least some kind of answer to the problem of soft closing stopped working here, so everyone can see it. That way you can perhaps save same time of your support team :).

    At least you could tell us is it repairable or not, does it require parts replacement or is it just matter of adjustment.

    Kind regards.

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    • January 2, 2020 at 15:29
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      Dear customer,

      I have just read your comment on the EASY ASSEMBLY blog and first apologize for the delayed answer as we have closed the office during Christmas holidays.
      As with AVENTOS it is a little bit challenging to determine the exact cause of the issue, we usually connect customers directly with the customer service.
      AVENTOS is adjustable and wrong adjustments might cause malfunction. Additionally, the wrong power factor for heavy doors (too weak power factor) might as well cause malfunction. And finally, if not all hardware components are screwed in at the right place, again this might lead to malfunction.
      So it is quite hard to give a general answer to this question and not in every case is it possible for end consumers to fix it by themselves and in some cases you might need a trained carpenter to solve it properly.
      Accordingly, I kindly ask for your understanding that there’s no more specific answer.

      Unfortunately your contact email address does not seem to work, which is why I can’t Forward your issue to our CS. Would you be so kind and send me your contact data to app.support@blum.com?

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • December 26, 2019 at 13:19
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    Hi , I have the Blum Aventos hf mechanism , I have inadvertently locked both arms down , is it possible to reset them to the up position ??? Many thanks

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    • January 3, 2020 at 19:22
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      Hi Nick,
      the lever lock of AVENTOS is a safety feature to avoid injuries during assembly. That way, the lever will not snap open abruptly.
      If it is an AVENTOS HF bi-fold lift mechanism, it should be possible to unlock the lever by slightly and carefully pushing it more towards the closed position. That way the lock should unlock shortly and then the lever will open to some extent. Then, repeat this procedure if necessary until the lever arm is fully up again.

      I hope this works. Otherwise don’t hesitate to get in touch with us again.

      Best regards from Austria
      Matthias

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