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Old 10-05-2019, 12:18 AM   #1
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Bifold door bottom pin repair


Have a large bifold closet in a house we moved into 5 days ago, door fell off the track. Bottom pin was pushed flush to the bottom of the door. Unscrewed the pin about 8 threads, and it almost works, but it's super wobbly (you can see how crooked it is in the picture) and with just a little finagling I can easily get the upper guide to fall out of the tracks.

I'm thinking the bottom pin needs a new better opening to screw into, is there a way to refill and retap this that'll hold up?



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Re: Bifold door bottom pin repair


This is about the quickest and easiest fix
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Re: Bifold door bottom pin repair


Get some carpenter's glue, white/yellow, and a piece of dowel.

Be generous with glue. Cut a piece of dowel a bit longer than the hole. Glue it in. Wait 24 hours. Sand part sticking out flush with door bottom and good as new to reinstall the pin.
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You can also drill the hole a bit bigger to suit the dowel for a better result.
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Correct me if i am wrong, but even if you dowel the hole and redrill, isn't your pin still going to be too short unless you have it unscrewed a fair amount? Thereby allowing the wobble to return?
If so, you may just want to consider also adding a 1/4" block to the bottom corner of the door after doweling. It will allow more of the pin to remain screwed into the door and should correct the issue that seems to have initially caused the problem.
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