Your laundry or trash chute makes life a lot more convenient. It makes doing laundry or preparing to take out the trash a hundred times faster and easier by having it all in one place. You might think that it is never going to fail, but just like other things in your home or building, there are parts that will need to be replaced. If the chute closure on your chute is dented or starting to crack then you might want to replace it. This can lead to a full malfunction in the near future.
An extended gas chute closer would be a good choice for your replacement needs. This closure will fit the following size doors 14 x 17, 15 x 18, 18 x 18, 21 x 18, 21 x 21, and 24 x 24. It is ideal for a chute door with a bottom hinge, and commonly used by Midland Chutes or formerly called Midland Metalcraft, and many other manufacturers. It operates as a Gas closer but often confused as a Hydraulic closure and is suitable for most brands of trash or laundry chutes. The nitride coated steel gas spring controls the force of the opening making it easy to get your shoot open.
If you do not have the extended chute closer installed then it can easily replace the one you have for a more efficient opening and closing. If you already have an extended gas chute closer, than you should check the ball socket joints to make sure they are not getting worn, or cracked. This is another indicator that it is time to change the closer.
Replacing the door closer with the extended gas chute closer will ensure that your chute continues to operate properly. A routine inspection of your laundry or trash chute will tell you if it needs to be replaced. Continue to enjoy the luxury of your chute by remembering to check occasionally to see if something needs to be replaced.