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Blumotion Hinge Adapter, Compact

Allows doors to close gently and silently.
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92% of 100

Tired of the jarring sound of banging cabinet doors? Your doors will close gently and silently with the new BLUMOTION soft-close hinge adapter system. The Compact installs on the hinge side of the cabinet for use with both full and partial overlay doors. For optimums BLUMOTION effect, one BLUMOTION Hinge Adapter should be installed for most applications. Tall or heavy doors may require an additional adapter. Trial application recommended. Use a Phillips or POZI screwdriver to adjust the contact point in or out (+5/-5 mm). Adjust out for larger, heavier doors or in for smaller, lighter doors.

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Brand Blum
Manufacturer Part Number 971A9700.22
Weight 0.1700
Tech Spec
  • Fluid dampening system is completely silent.
  • Adjustable for various door sizes and weights.
  • Braking element expands according to the force.
  • Integrated overload safety feature protects the BLUMOTION system and the hinges from damage due to improper use.
4.6 / 5.0
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These hinge adapters are great!!! No more loud slamming noise when cabinets close. Easy to install, easy to set tension. Highly recommend! Will now do rest of cabinets.
June 1, 2020
1 month ago
Great product. Easy DIY project. Installed 40 throughout the house and wife was ecstatic!
May 19, 2020
2 months ago
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Excellent design, easy installation, works well.
April 20, 2020
2 months ago
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Tired of slamming
Easy to install and works like a dream!
April 3, 2020
3 months ago
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Works as a nice soft close feature. Good adjustability
March 17, 2020
3 months ago
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Great, easy to install . Very quiet cabinet doors and does not slam anymore
February 27, 2020
4 months ago
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Slow closure
Works very well in the door slow closing.
February 11, 2020
9 months ago
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best soft close on the market
These work for any cabinet door and do a perfect job. I have installed them on all my cabinets in my house.
January 27, 2020
5 months ago
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Easy upgrade
These were easy to install and work great! Really easy upgrade!
January 25, 2020
5 months ago
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Works great!
I actually used this in combination with a gas strut and piano hinge on a wooden trash can lid. It softly closes the lid just the way I wanted it to work!
January 24, 2020
5 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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want to test
Tom H on May 30, 2020
Needed for a client
Kurt C on May 27, 2020
want to test
Tom H on May 30, 2020
DOUGLAS F on May 28, 2020
Needed for a client
Kurt C on May 27, 2020
New buyers look for the little extras like this
Michael Z on May 20, 2020
It is the only one in your catalogue.
Robert K on May 18, 2020
Previously purchased. Excellent design, easy installation and works well.
Robert G on Apr 15, 2020
Seemed simple to install, reasonable price.
Donny on Mar 31, 2020
Easy installation, work fine, reasonable price.
Robert G on Mar 22, 2020
current doors slam
Robert S on Mar 15, 2020
Less expensive to add these than buy new hinges.
J O on Feb 22, 2020
finish off cabinets without
Charles R on Feb 22, 2020
Tired of having the cabinet doors crash against the frame. Not sure if these will work as advertised but I'm going to give them a try, based on the majority of reviews being positive. Fingers crossed!
John S on Feb 2, 2020
Tried them and they work great & are easy to install
Daniel F on Jan 25, 2020
perfect for my repairs
Marty L on Jan 13, 2020
Used these to retrofit some of my cabinet doors, and they work great. Very easy to install, and great quality.
Eric W on Jan 1, 2020
The item works very well I have used it in the past ,it’s heavy duty
Peter M on Dec 27, 2019
Looks great
David K on Dec 23, 2019
Price, easy install, wife wants it.
DENNIS P on Nov 30, 2019
Dawn H on Nov 29, 2019
I got it to match the soft closers on my other cabinets. Works great.
michael k on Nov 18, 2019
remodel an existing cabinet
Clifford W on Oct 29, 2019
C L on Oct 19, 2019
Used in my previous home, they work great.
Gilbert M on Oct 14, 2019
Installed on my kitchen cabinet, very reasonable price and they work great!
steph on Sep 14, 2019
used in the last house and love it
Edward G on Jul 26, 2019
work very well easy to install
J A on Jul 17, 2019
needed it you are the only people that have it
Egan W on Jul 16, 2019
Try them out
John R on Jul 5, 2019
Used before- Works Great
Rob on Jul 3, 2019
replace old ones that don't work anymore
Lawrence L on Jun 24, 2019
Simple to install, works well!
John P on May 24, 2019
To compensate for 170 degree snap close hinges which are not offered in soft close.
Mike M on May 8, 2019
Experiment to see if it works for my needs.
Kevin D on May 1, 2019
I chose this because I already had some regular hinges on hand and needed to add the soft close feature.
Randy on Mar 15, 2019
Best way to make cabinet doors soft close. You only need 1 for each door.
Steven B on Mar 12, 2019
needed 4 more to complete kitchen
Frederick D on Feb 19, 2019
I was very skeptical at first until I installed 4 of these devices on different size doors. Work very well and I am very satisfied. with the results.
Nico B on Feb 18, 2019
I have a job that the customer ordered regular hinges and would like the soft close option. I've used these before and they work great.
Siretta L on Feb 14, 2019
Bought 2 pcs and tried them. Worked great. Ordered 14 more.
Robert D on Feb 13, 2019
Yes they work very well
Dennis M on Feb 10, 2019
Good reviews
Walli H on Feb 6, 2019
Money Saving and less work then replacing the hinges
Robert D on Feb 5, 2019
Sam H on Feb 4, 2019
Best option an great price
Jeffrey F on Jan 16, 2019
These really cushion the closure of my cabinet doors. Simple to install.
Rodney H on Jan 5, 2019
Looking for an easy as possible upgrade to soft close cabinet doors.
Philippe P on Dec 29, 2018
Wanted to save money. Instead of buying all new hinges.
Dusty V on Dec 27, 2018
Wanted a soft close hinge and since I could not locate one that worked in my application, I ordered this to provide the soft close effect.
Martin M on Dec 17, 2018
Hoping to retrofit my homes cabinet doors and drawers to soft close.
Gene on Nov 26, 2018
They work great. Totally stops the slamming door aspect of cabinets.
Kevin C on Nov 23, 2018
DOUGLAS F on May 28, 2020
New buyers look for the little extras like this
Michael Z on May 20, 2020
What is there an adapter for a partial overlay? There can't be much if any weight difference, I don't understand. Longer screws for a partial???
Glenn on Jan 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The problem is not the weight of the door. The problem is the angle the door is open when it contacts the soft close device plunger. Partial overlay or frameless cabinet doors hit the plunger very early in the closing sweep of the door. This place too much side load on the plunger. The adapter moves the device away the the side of the cabinet and thus the door closes more before ti contacts the plunger. That makes most of the door motion front to back, the way the device is designed to work. The longer screw is needed to reach thru the device AND the adapter for mounting.
Can these be used on drawers too or doors only?
Glenn on Jan 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This item is used to 'soft close' cabinet door with self-closing hinges (no slamming shut).
I'd recommend self-closing drawer slides for you. I used them in my kitchen remodel and they're very easy to install.
do they fit rabbeted doors?
Neal C. on Jun 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Neal, I am assuming you mean 3/8" inset doors? It would depend on how the adapter is mounted (behind the face frame) and the strength of the 3/8" self closing hinge. The manufacturer should be able to provide more information and recommendations on using it for this application.
Are these made of metal ? I'm reading feedback on others that are made of plastic and they fail over time.
Jeremy P on Oct 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The body is metal. The plunger is plastic. The spacer (if needed) is plastic. But it’s all very solid and well made. Haven’t had any fail and I have about 50 in my house for about 5 years now. I would hesitate to order more if I needed to.
Can these be used on either side of the door? I have some doors with hinges on the right and some with hinges on the left, so I would need to put them on both sides, depending on which side the hinge is on.
Ervin K on Feb 8, 2016
The blumotion soft close hinge adapter can be mounted on any inside corner of any face frame cabinet. Because they are designed for inside corners you can mount them on either the top or bottom/ left or right (you just always mount them on the hinge side of cabinet).
The instructions are kinda vague, but after one has looked at the adapter; you'll be an old pro in no time.
Assuming you need self-closing hinges for these to work? I don't notice my kitchen cabinet doors closing on their own all that much.
poeticchampions on Oct 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes your hinges must have some type mechanism that pulls them tight against cabinet. The adapter is only a dampening device that slows it down so it will not slam
Do these work on full inset doors?
A shopper on Jul 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They could but you would need to add a spacer block on the inside of the cabinet frame so the Bluemotion adapter would be further inside the face frame. The inset door would just contact the adapter further inside the cabinet than it would on a full overlay door. Hope this helps.
I have a three hinge door that is about 52 inches tall and 32 wide. Do I need two of these or does one work?
Peter on May 21, 2015
I would use (2) because the door is larger. put one on top & on on bottom of hinge side of door. Make sure that the placement of the soft-close mechanism doesn't get in the way of hinges or normal door operation.
Install is easy, should take you all of 10 minutes
Is only one needed? Or should these be bought in pairs?
fidodidojohn on Jul 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I only installed one per covered. I will say that they work nicely for a few months but after time they won't retract so the cupboard won't slam but it also won't close completely. It'll just get about an inch from closure and stay there.
Will this work with external hinges?
Ricky B on Feb 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: My cabinets have the hinge on the inside face but the simple way these soft close adapters work, I believe they would work well with a door with external hinges also.
I want the soft close effect but I do not want to replace my existing hinges. Is this the next best solution to already new cabinets?
Norman on Jan 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: absolutely I installed on all my kitchen cabinet doors they work perfectly as advertised
Do these work on doors where you can see the door hinge when closed?
J K on Jul 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: While I have not used these on that type of hinge, I don’t see how the hinge function would effect the operation of the slow closer. However, if your hinges are NOT self closers these blumotion may stop the door from closing when it contacts the door and then the door will remain there partially ajar. Hinges need to be self closing.
What is the setback on the mounting screw? My cabinets have a 1/4" thick face frame on top of a maple plywood box.
Greg B on Mar 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have looked for this dimension but haven't been able to locate it, but it looks to be larger than 1/4". I would suggest attaching a small block behind the face frame to mount this to.
What closed the door and keeps it closed?
Gregg M on Mar 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The cabinet door hinges must be spring loaded for the Blumotion adapters to work correctly. You can test your cabinet door hinges by opening the cabinet door about 2 inches and letting go of the door. If the door returns to the closed position without any assistance, the hinges are spring loaded and the Blumotion adapters will work. If the door remains in the slightly open position, the adapters will not work.
What can I use for an interior door at my office? Not a cabinet....
Beth P on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure it's appropriate for an entry door. You can try but it might be a little undersized .