I removed the door of an OLD Maytag dryer(DG408) to repair the latching mechanism. I followed Youtube repair video (that was linked to the repair part on order site) step by step, worked like a charm.
However, when I went to go reinstall door, ALL FOUR of the hinge screws just spin in the holes. I can take screws with my hand and push in and out - nothing grabs whatsoever. They were the only screws removed so I know I didn't mix them up.
Initially removed screws easily with a manual screwdriver, supporting door to be sure I didn't bend anything. Holes and screws are tiny, can detect nothing behind them or see any threads, though holes are so tiny I'm not sure. (Photos below)
I am wondering if the previously posted solution, by "Fred" I think, to a similar question asked by "Tiffany in 2019 would work? Here's what it said:
take the good screws to a local hardware store and ask for a matching tap to clean or re-tap the threads in the door. The hardware store person should find a nut to fit the screw, identifying the thread as metric or SAE and then match the tap tool accordingly.
For a one-off task such as this, you can get away without a tap handle. Use an adjustable wrench set to match the flats on the tap, place the tap in the hole and attempt to start the cutting threads to match the probably-damaged threads in the dryer wall. Because the threads were there previously, you won't have to use the forward half-turn, backwards quarter-turn practice used for tapping a drilled hole. A bit of lubricant would be useful, a light oil or even motor oil.
Any help GREATLY appreciated.