Commercial Doors Pivot Set Repair

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Pivot Set Repair

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Commercial Doors
Pivot Set Repair

A commercial door’s pivot set repair refers to fixing or restoring the pivot set of a commercial door. The pivot set is a hardware component that allows the door to rotate or pivot on an axis, typically located at the top and bottom of the door.

It comprises various parts, including the pivot hinges, pivot pins, bearings, and any associated brackets or plates.

When to Repair or Replace Your
Commercial Door Pivot Set

There are different scenarios that indicate that the installed commercial door pivot set should be replaced as soon as possible. These circumstances include: 

Wear and Tear of the Set 

Over time, the pivot set components can become worn out due to continuous use and exposure to elements. If you notice significant signs of wear, such as rust, corrosion, cracks, or deformation in the pivot hinges, pins, or bearings, it may be necessary to at least repair or replace the pivot set.

Excessive Movement 

If the door has excessive play, wobble, or movement when opening or closing, it could indicate that the pivot set has worn out or lost its place. 

Tightening the screws or adjusting the components may temporarily fix the issue, but if the problem persists, it is best to replace the pivot set.

Frequent Repairs 

If you frequently repair or adjust the pivot, it’s time to replace it now. These recurring issues cannot be neglected as they indicate that the pivot set has completed its life span. Continuously repairing a worn-out pivot set can be time-consuming and may not provide a long-term solution.


If the door is no longer properly aligned or is dragging against the floor or frame, it may be a sign of a misaligned or damaged pivot set. 

Misalignment can occur due to various reasons, for instance, shifting of the building or wear on the pivot components. If realignment attempts fail or the misalignment is severe, repairing the pivot set may be necessary.

Functional Limitations 

If your door is not functioning properly, as in the opening and closing of the door is not smooth, or it doesn’t stay in place when opened. This means that your pivot set has some faults, and it should be repaired or, worst-case scenario replaced quickly. This will help you to restore the functionality of the pivot set of your door. 

Things to Consider Before Repairing
Your Commercial Doors Pivot Set

An unsuccessful pivot set repair can lead to some big damage and loss. Therefore, it is important to consider some factors and things to ensure a perfect repair of the commercial door pivot sets. 

Taking these factors will aid you in many ways. Some of the main things to consider are: 


Before initiating your repairing work or even taking its decision, it is vital to consider the cost-effectiveness of repairing versus replacing the pivot set. If the pivot set is severely damaged, outdated, or has completed its lifespan. In the long run, replacing it will be more cost-effective than repeatedly repairing it.

Compatibility with Doors 

Make sure that any replacement components or new pivot set you choose are compatible with the door’s specifications. 

Consider factors such as the door’s weight, size, type, and the specific requirements of your commercial application. Check the manufacturer’s guidelines or consult our professionals to ensure proper compatibility.

Evaluate the Damage 

Assess the pivot set’s condition and determine the damage’s severity. Minimal issues, such as loose screws or minor misalignment, may be easily fixable with simple adjustments or DIY repairs. 

However, significant damage, extensive wear, or misalignment may require more extensive repairs or replacement of the pivot set.

Requirement of Tools and Expertise 

Assess your skills and knowledge regarding commercial door pivot set repairs. Some repairs may be simple and can be done with basic tools and DIY experience. 

However, more complex repairs, such as realignment or replacement of major components, may require the expertise of professional personnel. 

Availability of Parts 

It is essential to determine the availability of replacement parts for the pivot set. If the pivot set is old or discontinued, it may be challenging to find suitable replacement components.

 Ensure that necessary parts are accessible to complete the repair effectively and efficiently. This is important, and a little assessment can also save up your money. 


One of the essential factors is to consider the durability of your desired pivot set or the parts you are repairing. Make sure that the repaired pivot set will provide long-term durability and reliability. 

Consider the age and condition of the door, the expected usage, and the potential for future issues. Sometimes, investing in a new, high-quality pivot set that will offer better performance with reliable durability may be more practical.

How to Repair a Commercial Doors Pivot Set

Here are the steps to follow while repairing a commercial door pivot set. These steps are: 

  • Gather all the required tools and materials, including a screwdriver, wrenches, lubricants, etc. 
  • Remove the door and hinge pins first to access the pivot set easily. 
  • Examine every component of the pivot set and look for any sign of damage, wear, or misalignment causing the issues. 
  • Tighten up the loose screws with a suitable screwdriver or wrench. 
  • Now apply lubricants on all the components of the pivot set to ensure smooth movement and effective results of your repair. 
  • Realign the pivot set in case of any misalignment of any component. 
  • Replace any damaged parts, if necessary. 
  • Now reinstall the door once the repairing of the pivot set has been completed. Reattach the frame and tighten up all the screws. Align the hinges as well to ensure that the door is installed securely. 
  • Perform final adjustments by checking the functionality of the door after reinstalling. Do some final adjustments, for instance, tightening up of screws and lubricating all the moving parts of the pivot set. 
  • Lastly, open and close the door multiple times to verify that the issue has been resolved completely. Check the smoothness of operation, its alignment and all the aspects that previously required some repair.  

Make sure to consider all of this information before repairing your commercial door pivot set. For further assistance, contact our professionals and make your repair work much easier and more convenient.

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