Replacing kitchen cabinet hinge


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Old 08-31-21, 09:37 PM
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Replacing kitchen cabinet hinge

I'm replacing my cabinet hinges, removing the hinge was simple with just one screw. However underneath was a metal plate that I can't seem to remove with pliers or using a small flathead+hammer to chisel it out. Any ideas or help is much appreciated!

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Old 09-01-21, 04:45 AM
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Did you remove the two mounting screws from the base plate?
 
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Old 09-01-21, 05:15 AM
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The base plate has 2 spots behind it that look like torn laminate/particle board. It could be that the hinge screws have blown out in the past and it has been glued back on with epoxy. If that's the case, taking it off might be difficult.
 
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I was afraid that might be the case. The hinges I'm trying to install require me to drill new holes anyways, I might try to see if I can drill out the mounting points. Otherwise I suppose I'll need to find something that uses the same mounting plate. Thanks!
 
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You could use the hinge from another cabinet that is screwed in that fits that mounting plate and replace that one with a new hinge.
 
 

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