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I have a corner cabinet where the hinge came apart. Nothing broke, the hinges just came out of the holes. The holes and the door seems fine.






I think the green plastic seats are broken right? Those were inserted into the holes then the hinge screws bite into those?





Does it mean I need to get new matching hinges (it says SALICE on the hinge)?


These screws will NOT back out.
 

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You could cut a plug if you have the right size cutter or just pick up a dowel and glue that in and use screw. Or get out the knife and whittle some plugs.
 

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I don't think brand matters. They are pretty much standard sizes. You can try epoxy, brushing into the holes as well as on the threads. Clamp while setting. I would get 30 minute or 1 hour epoxies so I can take my time working. If epoxy, replacing the hinges will be impossible without damaging the door. Or drill new holes on the side flanges and use #10 or 12x3/4" screws. If screws, predrill holes on the door and hand tighten only.
 

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If the holes are undamaged, why can't I just get new hinges with the new green inserts? Or do you think if it pulled out the holes are already distorted and worn even new hinges won't work and I need to attach using a different method?


These screws won't back out of the hinge body. Do I need to take a dremel or grinder to it?
 

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If you can find the same hinges with the inserts?? I think you would have to be lucky to find them.
 

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Does it mean I need to get new matching hinges (it says SALICE on the hinge)?

These screws will NOT back out.
When you say the screws will not back out, is it because the blue insert portion of the inserts is spinning? If so try putting a pair of vise grips on the blue part and backing out the screws.

If you can't repair the current hinge or find a direct replacement, plug the holes and install a blum style hinge. You will likely have to replace both hinges as the swing of a new hinge might not match the old.

https://www.hardwaresource.com/cabinet/european-and-concealed-hinges
 

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When you say the screws will not back out, is it because the blue insert portion of the inserts is spinning? If so try putting a pair of vise grips on the blue part and backing out the screws.

If you can't repair the current hinge or find a direct replacement, plug the holes and install a blum style hinge. You will likely have to replace both hinges as the swing of a new hinge might not match the old.

https://www.hardwaresource.com/cabinet/european-and-concealed-hinges

What I meant was, the screws are solidly embedded into the anchors on the other end where the green plastic sleeves. I tried grabbing with a plier and unscrew and no luck. I have since used a grinder to cut then off.
 

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I end up calling SALICE who manufactured these hinges and they are nice enough to send me replacement parts, since these hinges are no longer being made or sold.


I received the replacement hinges today. SALICE told me I just need to "tap in" the new parts then drive the screws in.


This is the part I received.








Even though they said to tap in and screw tight, I keep wondering since the original hinge came off, which may suggest the existing hole may be worn or enlarged? So I am wondering if I should put some adhesive into the hole, before tapping in the part and driving in the screws?
 
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