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Closer Sweep and Latch Speed Adjustment

As mentioned on our Door Closer General Information page, almost all closers will have a sweep and latch speed adjustment. The sweep is the movement of the door from the open position to just before it latches into the frame. The latch is those last few inches just before the door actually reaches the latch. You can adjust the speed of either one of these to obtain the results you require. Sometimes you will need the door to close quickly (not on handicapped doors) and then slow down right before closing to avoid slamming. Other times you will need the door to close slowly and then speed up at the very end to ensure that it actually latches.

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