I bought a set of new cabinet hinges. I am supposed to insert the mounting plate to the hinge and set the hinge from “closed” position to “open” position before I can do the installation.
But the component that contains the spring would only move a little when I tried to pull it to the “open” position. I am afraid it would break the small plastic piece on the opposite end if I use too much force to pull it.
I attached two images for illustration: one is the new hinge in the “closed” position and the mounting plate, the other is the old hinge (which I want to replace) in the “open” position with the mounting plate inserted in it.
Could someone advise me the right way to pull the hinge to its “open” position? Do I need a special tool to do that?
Thank you in advance.