In the event of performance issues, we recommend resetting your Waterson Closer Hinges to their factory setting.  Please use the following steps to complete a reset:

1) RELEASE TENSION:  Using a 5mm hex wrench on the numerical panel, push down and turn the (△) symbol to N position. (see photo below)

RELEASE TENSION

2) RELEASE SWING & LATCH SPEED CONTROL (same procedure for HOLD OPEN feature)

  a)   RELEASE SPEED LOCK-IN SCREW:  Using a 3mm hex wrench, loosen the lock-in side screw so that you can adjust swing & latch speed.  (see photo)

  b ) RELEASE SWING & LATCH SPEED CONTROL:  Using a 5mm hex wrench, disengage the swing & latch speed control hex nut located on the bottom of the hinge.  (see photo)

3) RESET HYDRAULIC ZONE: 

  a) Use a 3mm hex wrench to loosen the side lock-in screw.

   b ) Turn the hex nut on the hydraulic hinge end to full (-) using a 5mm wrench. This will reset the hydraulic action zone to its factory setting.

   c ) Use a 3mm wrench to tighten the HDAZ lock-in screw.

  d ) Turn the hex nut on the hydraulic hinge end to full (+) using a 3mm wrench. This will release the hydraulic damper power.

NOTE:  On the hydraulic hinge, a 3mm hex wrench is used to control the hydraulic damper; a 5mm hex wrench is used to control the hydraulic zone.

At this point your door should swing freely with no engagement as though it’s using a normal hinge.  If there still exists any resistance when swinging the door by hand please first solve the door conflict before proceeding.   If no problems exist, please proceed to hinge adjustment.  

ADJUSTMENT INSTRUCTIONS

US AREA 
Set A3(SA.SA.SA1) – Waterson self-closing hinge user guide – US Download
Set B3(DS.HA.SA1) – Waterson self-closing hinge user guide – US Download
(DS.HA.SA.SA1) – Waterson self-closing hinge user guide – US Download
(SA.SA.SA1.SA1) – Waterson self-closing hinge user guide – US Download
Set C3(SB.SA.SA1) – Waterson self-closing hinge user guide – US Download
Set D3(DS.HA.SB) – Waterson self-closing hinge user guide – US Download
(SB.SA.SA1.SA1) – Waterson self-closing hinge user guide – US Download
NON-HANDED
In-swing non-handed design Waterson Glass Closer Hinge Download

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