My entrance door hole's worn. How can I fix it?

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The holes holding the screws on the door are looose. I have put larger and longer screws but are loose again.
q my entrance door holes worn
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  • Kathy Ball Kathy Ball on Jun 24, 2018
    Fill the holes with wood filler. You can purchase a small can or tube at your local hardware store. I've fixed loose holes and filled ones I wanted to get rid of with it for years. Works great.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 24, 2018
    I would take off the plate, and get some dowels to fit in the holes, cut a piece add carpenter's glue and hammer the piece of dowel in each. Then go back to the smaller diameter screw. You can find the dowels at any hardware store.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jun 24, 2018
    Both of the suggestions above are very good. Or you could jam a bunch of wooden toothpicks in the hole and fill it with wood glue. Let it dry then use the smaller screws.

  • Ann Gragg Ann Gragg on Jun 24, 2018
    R YOU DON'T SAY IF IT'S A SOLID WOOD DOOR, LUAN OR WHAT. IF WOOD I WOULD TAKE OFF THE STRIP RUNNING UP THE DOOR, REPLACE IT WITH NEW WOOD AND SCREWS, PAINT AND IT SHOULD WORK. IF THE DOOR IS HOLLOW THAT MAY WORK FOR A WHILE, I FINALLY REPLACED MINE.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jul 12, 2018
    Time to buy a new door.