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Old 06-06-2015, 12:30 PM   #1
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How to repair?

Need some advise. The screws have stripped out of the top of the main bathroom door on our Itasca 65F. What do I do to repair. I've already remved the paneling that cover the slice and panel above the door.

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Old 06-06-2015, 12:33 PM   #2
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Stuff the holes with wooden match sticks. They will work and last much better than you would imagine.
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This and a little wood glue! Works wonders.

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Stuff the holes with wooden match sticks. They will work and last much better than you would imagine.
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Yup - match sticks will work. Soak them in Elmers white glue and plug the hole with the match sticks. Then just reinstal the screws.
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My method. Use 1/4 dowel rod. Drill the screw holes out with a 1/4" drill. Cut dowel rod pieces to length. Coat with Elmers glue and tap them in with a hammer. After dry, drill new starters hole appropriate for the size screws. Reinstall what ever. Dowel rod is much harder wood that match sticks.
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Use golf tees harder wood than match sticks.
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Just move the mount over 1/2" and drill new holes. The top roller doesn't care where it's placed along the top of the door.
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Thanks, over the years I've used all the above, including adapting the idea by using stranded copper wire to repair door sills screw holes on classic cars to tighten down door sill plates. Where my problem comes in is I can't figure out how to remove the roller from the track and it's assembly so I can reattach the roller to the top pf the door , then rehang the door.
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That's funny. We all assumed you wanted to know how to reinstall a stripped screw. Looking at the picture again I can see that you were focused on the slide.
I can't help you there but it does point out how easily things can go off the track (pun intended)
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You really don't have to remove the roller part from the channel. Just pry that lever over that is hanging down and the two pieces will separate..
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Is this a folding door? If it is, you should be able to slide the roller to near the fully closed position and there should be an area in the track where the roller can be withdrawn from the track.
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Use a dab of Gorilla Glue and a wood golf tee. Gorilla glue expands when it is drying.
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You really don't have to remove the roller part from the channel. Just pry that lever over that is hanging down and the two pieces will separate..
Correct. Just move the tab and it will release the mounting plate from the roller assembly. Screw the plate to the top of the door and reassemble.

BTW, if the door isn't plumb, adjust the nut that hangs down from the roller assembly to raise or lower that end of the door.
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I've used matchsticks, and even wooden toothpicks along with elmers glue.
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