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The screws that hold our doorknob don't hold the knob anymore.They have loose threads and the screws are already too short that they don't hold the knob anymore. Everytime we turn the knob and pull it to open the door, the knob is detached and falls down. How to fix it?

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Try longer screws the same thread maybe there is enough threads in the door knob to hold or else you have to buy a new door knob.

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Get a tap and re-tap the threads to the next screw size up. Then get matching setscrews. You could put a bit of Loctite on the new screws to keep them secure. Use a FINE thread tap so you get more threads in the knob.

Another solution is to clean and fill old screw hole with metal filled epoxy. Let is dry and re-drill and re-tap to original thread. Devcon makes a filled epoxy as well as JB Weld.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

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