# Can gas struts be adjusted?

## Can gas struts be adjusted?

Adjustable Gas Springs Note that there is no approved way to increase the force on a gas strut as of yet, so always start out higher than you need, and slowly adjust downward from there.

Why won’t my gas struts compress?

If your gas strut will not compress you need to let more gas out of it. The pressure is too high for the strut to compress under the weight of the door. If all the gas has been released out of the strut and it still won’t compress it is likely that your struts have been overextended.

### How are gas strut positions determined?

In general, the length to choose for gas struts is about 55% of the height of the Hatch you are trying to keep open. So if you have a door that is 1000 MM in height a 550 MM long gas strut would be about right. In simple terms, we are talking half the door height plus a bit when determining optimal gas strut length.

How do you adjust gas struts?

Using the Allen key provided undo the grub screw until gas can be heard escaping. Then re-tighten the grub screw. Only release the gas in one second bursts to avoid releasing too much gas. Repeat the process until the gas strut is behaving as desired.

#### Where do I find the part number on a stabilus lift O Mat?

On the body of the Stabilus gas strut you will find the part number (product code) in the area marked in BLUE on the image below. The Lift o mat part number will usually consist of 6 numbers, letters or a combination of both depending on the use, followed by the Newton Force.

How do you adjust the pressure on a gas strut?

Fit the gas strut with the cylinder uppermost. The adjustment valve located at the uppermost end of the cylinder. Gas strut must be upright with the valve at the top and the rod pointing down during adjustment to avoid excessive loss of oil.

## How do you release pressure from gas struts?

If the pressure in your gas strut is very high and you decide to reduce it a little, follow these steps:

1. Put on safety glasses.
2. Remove the terminal at the end of the gas strut.
3. Find the valve after removing the cover.
4. Screw the bleed screw in this valve.
5. Screw until you don’t feel a slight resistance.

How are lift support struts measured?

Measure the Retracted Length Therefore, we suggest you measure the body (not shaft) of the unit from the one end that the support has the Ball Socket, Eyelet, or Rivet (if a bracket is used) to the area where the shaft begins and add 3/4″.

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