I have an exterior door that won't close easily because the top 1/3 of the door hits/rubs against the door jamb. To close the door, I can either use my shoulder for a strong impact, or lift up on the door handle very hard, while pushing it closed hard.
I started with the obvious, all hinges are screwed in tight. The hinges themselves sit flush to the door, and are flush to, or slightly below, the door jamb itself.
Based on other posts here, I used a 3 foot level to check for plumb and level on the door jamb, and they are all spot on, which was surprising. The gap between the door jamb is a consistent 32 3/16" all the way from top to bottom, and the door itself is 32", or just shy.
I used the level on the door when it was as closed as can be before it hits the jamb, and it shows plumb on the level, which makes no sense.
When I force the door closed, the gap between door and frame by the top hinge is much larger than near the bottom hinge.
I took off the door trim and found it odd that the jamb is not secured to the studs on either side. I expected to see some screws and shims, but just gaps on both sides. I added some shims and longer screws to the deadbolt strike plate, so that the screws go into a stud instead of just the air.
I have read a few similar problems on here, but nothing seemed to match my situation. I feel like the door jamb must be moving, sagging, or something, but I see no movement/sag in the hinges, and everything stays level while moving the door. It's not particularly heavy, since it has a window in it.
Am I missing something obvious?