How to fix/repair hing on bathroom door

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The screw loosened I tightened it a few times. now it’s turning and won’t tighten

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  • Gabe Gabe on Feb 06, 2018
    hello Regina this is a relatively easy fix. you will need a small wooden dowel, some white glue and a small saw and maybe a hammer

    1. Cut the dowel so that it fits into the hole where the screw will go
    2. apply glue to both The dowel and the hole not too much
    3. Insert the dowel if it’s tight tap it in with the hammer
    4. Allow the glue to dry and then cut the dowel flush with the hole
    5. Insert the screw and Voila!

    Hope this helps!

  • Gabe Gabe on Feb 06, 2018
    hello Regina this is a relatively easy fix. you will need a small wooden dowel, some white glue and a small saw and maybe a hammer

    1. Cut the dowel so that it fits into the hole where the screw will go
    2. apply glue to both The dowel and the hole not too much
    3. Insert the dowel if it’s tight tap it in with the hammer
    4. Allow the glue to dry and then cut the dowel flush with the hole
    5. Insert the screw and Voila!

    Hope this helps!

  • Too25815564 Too25815564 on Feb 06, 2018
    Use a wood match or even a twig with a bit of wood glue to fill the hole then reinsert the screws

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Feb 06, 2018
    It sounds like the screw is stripped. You should be able to get a new one at a hardware store. Take to old one with you so that you can match it. Fill the hole with wood putty then let it dry. Put in the new screw and you're all set. Wishing you the best.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Feb 06, 2018
    Take the screw with you to the hardware store and buy new ones that are 2 size fatter and at least 1/2 inch longer.

  • V Smith V Smith on Feb 06, 2018
    Remove that side of the hinge an hammer a wooden golf tee into the hole. Cut off the top of the tee with a razor knife. Put the hinge back and drill a pilot hole in the tee. All new wood with no dry time required.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Feb 06, 2018
    Try this first. Take 3-4 round toothpicks, apply Elmers or carpenters glue to them, stick them in the hole and break them off so they are flush. Let the glue dry and then put your screw back in. Works like a charm.

  • TracyRogersIsLoved TracyRogersIsLoved on Feb 06, 2018
    Fill the hole with toothpicks and tap them in lightly with a hammer before breaking or cutting them off flush with surface, no glue needed. :-)

  • Shannon Shannon on Feb 06, 2018
    Using the same concept as the matchstick solution that was mentioned above, you could also use a toothpick (or two, if need be) and break it to a length that’s a tad bit shorter than the depth of the hole. Then you just stick the toothpick piece(s) into the hole and screw the screw back into place. It’s a really quick and easy fix that’s worked great for me every time that I’ve used it. Good luck! :)