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How fix cabinet hinges quick and easy.

If you've ever had a kitchen cabinet door hinge fall off or get loose due to a wood screw stripping out. This can be fixed very easily with a golf tee or toothpicks. Just remove stripped screw and expose screw hole. Put golf tee or toothpicks in hole and break off even with surface. Now just replace screw in the original location and the toothpicks or tee will tighten up screw like new.

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fix a spin door kitchen cabinet

If the wood is warped don't even bother trying to replace the hinges. You could probably get away with a metal plate and some screws next to the corner of the cabinet. If that doesn't work I'm not really sure what else there is to be done besides replacing the entire door. http://www.olsoncabinets.com/products-services/

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Are you able to grab the screw's head with pliers? If so, you may be able to get a firm enough grip to manually twist it out until it is free. If not, you may have to resort to super glue and a cheap screwdriver that you are willing to sacrifice. Heavily glue the screwdriver into the screw and hold while it dries, then unscrew it and throw the whole mess away.

If you end up damaging the sides of the hole in the cabinet, you can squirt in wood glue, then hammer in a wooden golf tee to have a fresh material for a new screw. Good luck!

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The hinges are not sticking out enough ( tabs have wore down ) to engage the hinges on the door . Push the hinges out with a screwdriver and measure the distance to a screw further up the door and cut two pieces of wood (one for each side ) .push the hinges back out and jam the wood in . It goes in easy and the wood falls out when you put the door to open

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