when the hinges sag, when the door frame shifts, or when
humidity causes the door and door frame to swell. If the
door seems to be sagging within the frame, make sure the
hinge screws are tight. Screws that are loose may need to
have their screw holes repaired.
If the door continues to stick, you'll need to plane or
sand the door edge at the point where the door touches the
door frame. After you're done, don't forget to refinish
the edge of the door.
1. Drive the lower hinge
pin out with a screwdriver and hammer. Hold the door
in place and drive out the upper pin. Some hinges have
an access hole in the bottom. To avoid marring the
hinge finish, you can insert a nail or small Phillips
screwdriver and drive the pin upward.
2. Once the door is
removed from its hinges, tighten any loose screws. If
the wood behind the hinge will not hold the screws
tightly, remove the hinges completely.
3. Coat wooden golf tees
or dowels with wood glue and then drive them into the
worn screw holes. Let the glue dry completely and then
cut off the excess wooden tee.
4. Drill pilot holes in
the new wood and rehang the hinge with the new wood as
a base for the screws.