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How To Fix a Knob Hole

I would like to know how to fix a knob hole I have a problem with my door knob holes and also with my cupboard knobs, they all shake a bit, they don't sit properly in there place.

How do i fix this problem?


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Tightening the knob screws works for me.

The screws are located in the inner part of the cupboard, just hold the knob with one hand and with a screw driver tighten the screws without applting to much force.

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