A loose door hinge with stripped screw holes can be very annoying. The door won’t close, or won’t stay closed, and the only solution seems to be a big carpentry job. Do you really have to remove the jamb and place in a new one? No! Fortunately, there’s a fast and easy way to fix a loose door hinge.
Remove the loose screws from the hinge. Fold the hinge away. Support the door if necessary by shimming underneath the far end with a rag or folded paper (or if you have one, an actual wooden shim).
Insert something wooden into the hole. A perfectly sized dowel makes for a professional looking job. But we’ve heard of all kinds of things being used, from golf tees to chopsticks. Insert whatever it is you’re using with a little wood glue. If necessary, use a chisel or a Dremel rotating tool to cut the ends flush with the hinge surface.
You can now drill straight into the wooden insert to replace the screws. Voila, door fixed!