Some of my kitchen cabinets have a problem where the hinges are slipping/losing grip at the top, causing the door to angle down and not close properly (you have to lift it up by the handle to straighten it as you close it). In a couple cases the door has slid completely off the hinges.
- Can I put a different kind of hinge on the door that won't slip? I'm a little worried that the door material might pretty weak and not very good at holding a screw.
- What is this type of hinge called? Could I get a new hinge of this style that might work better?
- Is there any way to increase the grip? I tried putting blue loctite on the screw holding the plate against the wood, but that didn't seem to do much good.
The I'm guessing the cabinets are probably from the 80s, and they have a type of hinge that I haven't personally seen before. There's a plate that goes into a slot on the door, and you screw down the plate to get it clamp on to the door. As you can see, the doors are made of some weak fiberboard like material, and they've cracked (and been glued back together). Here are some photos: