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How to Stop a Door from Rattling

By: Joe Truini

To stop a door from rattling when it’s closed, remove the strike plate and bend the metal tab forward slightly using pliers so the latch fits securely in the strike plate. Screw the strike plate back in place, check the door, and readjust if needed.

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    Thomas Boni Says:
    March 29th, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Thanks for sharing the solution that worked for you, Melissa!



  • Melissa Says:
    March 28th, 2018 at 12:18 am

    I put a small amount of white sticky tack along the edge of the door frame and now the rattle has stopped. It just takes up the extra space so the door closes snug. My cats rattle the door at night so that’s why I had to stop it.



  • Carly Says:
    February 23rd, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Thanks, but it didn’t help at all 🙁



  • Angela Says:
    January 4th, 2018 at 6:56 am

    We have recently purchased a home and I installed new doorknobs with strike plates. The new strike plates do not have the tabs shown in your video. Help?


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How to Stop a Door from Rattling