Spread carpenter's glue onto a 3/8-inch-diameter x 1-inch-long wood dowel and tap it into the hole until it's flush with the jamb. Bore out and plug each of the remaining stripped screw holes the same way. Wait at least an hour. Then reposition the hinge leaf and bore 1/8-inch-diameter pilot holes.
Remove the loose screw. Dip the bare end of a wooden match in some carpenter's glue and tap it with a hammer as far into the screw hole as it will go. If the screw is large, you may have to put several glue-coated matches in the hole. Break or cut off the match(es) flush with the hinge plate and discard the heads.
How to Repair Stripped Screw Holes for a Door Hinge.. I was worried that it may let loose at some point but you would never know the door was fixed unless .
Drill out the stripped hole and glue in a dowel the same diameter as the drill bit. If door sag has been a problem, drill through the jamb, any shims behind the .
A door hinge screw doesn't hold if it is not hitting the 2 x 4 stud that is behind the. trying to draw the door upright, but whatever you do they still come loose.
Door Hinge Screws Loose
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