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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:02 pm 
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Quite a simple issue but i cant seem to solve it. This screw doesnt bite to its socket when any weight is applied to pull it out. It appears the socket is worn down which will be why this is happening. The problem is i dont know how to fix it. A few ideas I had was to buy a screw of a larger diameter, fill it with an epoxy but this may limit taking the screw out, or replacing the socket if I can.

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Daliksheppy wrote:
Quite a simple issue but i cant seem to solve it. This screw doesnt bite to its socket when any weight is applied to pull it out. It appears the socket is worn down which will be why this is happening.



Does that apply anywhere along the length of the bolt? (Probably does if the socket is worn).

Is it screwed all the way home in normal use to be functional?

Are there any safety issues with it not holding?

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Looks like wear on the tops of the threads at the part that's a bit browner.
Is that where it mostly sits?
I've tried to highlight it, but try a straight edge along the thread against the light.
Assuming it is that then it depends on how worn the socket as well of course, but I'd replace the bolt with an ordinary one if possible, and file / grind the head to shape.


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Depending on the required use (you don't say) a few wraps of PTFE tape might work. More info please.


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