Introduction

Hinges normally do not break — if they do, you can simply replace them. What is more likely to happen is the hinge plate may loosen through wear and tear. If this happens, you can reattach the hinge above or below its existing position.

Step 1

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Remove Loose Hinge

Unscrew the loosened hinge plate and remove it.

Step 2

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DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement, 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Reattach Plate

Mark off a new position where you can get a firmer attachment, slightly lower in this case, and reattach the plate.

Step 3

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DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement, 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Measure for Positioning

Measure off the new hinge position on the door using the new plate position as a guide.

Step 4

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DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement, 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Drill for Hinge

Use a 32 mm hinge-cutting bit to drill out the recess for the new hinge position. Take care not to drill too deeply.

Step 5

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Attach Hinge

Screw the hinge in place, making sure that it sits perfectly flush.

Step 6

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DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement, 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Reattach Door

Re-hang the door. Fill and paint the old hinge plate and hinge holes if desired.