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Fringe Screw™ Installation Illustrations

1. Identify Loose Hinge Screws That Will Not Tighten.
Identify loose hinge screws, such as this one

Common symptoms of loose door hinges include

  • Binding, sagging or crooked door.
  • Door won’t latch or stay open/closed.
  • Hinge pulling away from door or jamb as shown in the figure detail.
2. Prepare Door for Hinge Screw Replacement.
Place a book under the door to secure it
  • Open the door so that all hinge screws are accessible.
  • Place a shim, such as a book or magazine under the bottom of the door.
3. Remove Stripped Hinge Screws One at a Time.
Remove loose screws one at a time
  • If badly stripped screws can not be removed, the entire hinge side (door, jamb, or both) with the stripped screws has to be removed.
    • Have an assistant hold the door steady.
    • Remove all the screws that will come out and then apply outward pressure on the hinge while turning the stripped screw(s).
    • Reinstall the hinge side in the screw holes that are not stripped.
4. Replace Hinge Screw With Fringe ScrewTM.
Install Fringe Screw
  • The screw should be snug, but use caution not to over-tighten as this could further damage the screw hole.
  • Repeat steps 3. and 4. for each loose screw identified in step 1.
Fringe Screw
Fringe Screw™  


  • Use caution when repairing a door.
  • Be watchful of fingers or other body parts getting pinched or stuck in door jamb.
  • Doors are heavy and could fall and injure someone if not properly secured.
  • If possible, have an assistant hold the door steady when installing Fringe ScrewTM.

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