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Cabinet door hinge anchors ripped out

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08-02-16, 07:01 AM   #1  
Cabinet door hinge anchors ripped out

Hi, I have an Ikea kitchen, came with the apartment. Anyway one of the cabinet hinges ripped right out. I removed the other properly to avoid damaging it. Now I'm left with two big holes where the hinge used to be. How does one go about fixing this? I could try putting it but I feel like it will just come out again in a few days. Is there a type of material or product I can use to fill the wholes to make them more solid? Moving to lower wholes is not really an option since it won't line up with the cabinet door. Thanks.

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08-02-16, 07:12 AM   #2  
If there is room behind that panel and the opposite side isn't exposed, you could use a snap toggler or toggler style anchor Toggler & Wej-It Fastening Systems - the original wedge anchor
You may have to use a different screw than the original ones.

If you can't use one of those anchors, I would recommend an epoxy filler such as WoodEpox. Fill in the hole and divot, let it set up completely, and then redrill the correct diameter hole.


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08-02-16, 08:05 AM   #3  
Agree with epoxy. But I would use a JB Weld product instead of wood filler.

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08-02-16, 08:15 AM   #4  
I always use wood kitchen matches and wood glue. Put glue on match stick and put in hole. stuff as many matches in as you can. I usually hammer in the last one. Let glue dry and redrill hole.

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08-02-16, 09:12 AM   #5  
I also have used small pieces of wood and glue. If feasible I'd replace that panel with real plywood.

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08-02-16, 10:49 AM   #6  
Thanks for your advice. I'll probably try the epoxy.

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08-02-16, 10:56 AM   #7  

Remove the plastic screw anchors from the screws and glue them into the holes. Let the glue harden. Install the hinges using the screws screwed into the anchors.

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08-02-16, 10:57 AM   #8  
What's behind the panel? Is it flush against a wall? How much clearance is there?

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