How do I install my hinges?

This is a common question we get.

Thankfully, we made a useful video to help you out!


Still having a hard time? Our friends at made this great reference guide which we've copied below on how to properly adjust door hinges. It shows the three areas for adjustment plus what each point does: 

How To Adjust Door Hinges

Over time your kitchen doors can become a bit ‘saggy’. People often assume that this is because the hinges have warn out. However this is seldom the case and more often it’s simply that the hinges need adjusting – which is quick and easy to do, if you follow these few simple steps.

kitchen door hinge adjustment screws
Hinge Adjustment Screws

kitchen cupboard door side to side adjustment Side to side adjustment

This is the most common adjustment required

Use screw 1 to adjust the doors from side to side.

Turning the screw in a clockwise direction moves the door closer to the edge of the cabinet.

You can adjust both the top and bottom hinge to move the doors closer together or further apart.


kitchen cupboard door side to side adjustment Vertical adjustment

If you loosen screws 2 & 4 the hinge backplate can be moved up or downwards.

Its worth remembering though that with these two screws loosened that the door may drop slightly, therefore its worth supporting the weight of the door while you carry out this adjustment.


kitchen door front to back adjustment Front to back adjustment

You can adjust the gap between the back of the door and the cabinet by adjusting screw 3.

What this does is to physically move the door forwards or backwards, enabling you to get an even gap, down the whole length of the door.

Having this gap too small is the most common cause of kitchen doors not closing fully – whereby the back of the door binds on the cabinet, preventing it from closing properly.

Increasing the gap slightly should prevent this.

You can see a video on how to adjust kitchen door hinges and you will also find a whole range of handy tips on how to make your kitchen last longer, or look like new with replacement kitchen doors here.


What to do if the hinge comes out?

The hinge can be reinserted with wood glue. Be sure to let it dry/cure before reattaching the door. If the hinge and screws pulled out of the cabinet, it is likely that the hinge was too tightly adjusted.

If you need a new hinge or screw inserts we can send replacements for that, as well. Just send us an email to with your name, model number, and proof of purchase.


2018 Pro and Peninsula Hinges

If you have purchased a Pro or Peninsula system from an Authorized Waterbox Dealer, you may have a 2018 model cabinet. In these cabinets, the manual includes two types of hinges as seen below.

NOTE: If you purchased from, your system will NOT have these two hinges and instead have one type of hinge. Please disregard.


The taller hinges (C1003) go on all exterior doors and the shorter hinges (C1002) are for interior wall mounted doors. Below is a reference photo that shows the placement of the two types of hinges on these cabinets.



Recent updates to cabinets:

  • The panels inside the cabinet, the surface materials are replaced with black pockmark, but the front lowers of the white cabinet are white painted.
  • UV5526, 6026, 7226 and UVD series, the hinge will be updated to one type, only use the concealed hinge with inset overlay type, (concealed hinge with half overlay type will not be used again).
  • UV5526, 6026, add a plate to install the pipe clamp, UV7226 adds two rear support plates, can also be used to install pipe clamps.
  • The inner space of the left side of the UV4824 is adjusted from 307mm to 330mm.

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