Of course this happened on the very last step... I am trying to install an over-the-range microwave. I've got it hanging on the bracket that attached to the back wall. All I need to do now is bolt the top front to the upper cabinet. But the ****** bolt hole is stripped on one of them. The bolt will go all the way in but never catch enough to hold the microwave's weight. Tge bolt itself is fine. The other hole works like it should, too.
I thought about attaching a nut that fits the bolt onto the top of the microwave with epoxy but whether or not it would really stick seems like a gamble. I also thought about cutting a small notch into the side, slipping in a nut epoxied to a washer and positioning them under the hole where the bolt should enter. That also seems risky since there's a chance I'd cut something I shouldn't or that the washer and nut would fall someplace I couldn't reach. A third option would be to drill a home in to the side cabinet and insert a screw through there but that would also entail drilling into the microwave. I really don't want this thing crashing down on to the oven!
Thanks in advance.