Steps to Fix a Loose Cabinet Knob


Most small cabinets have knobs installed to allow users to open the cabinet easily. That said, these knobs can eventually loosen due to poor quality, weak material, as well as frequent and long-term usage. Whatever its cause, this issue can prove to be extremely inconvenient. Fortunately, you can resolve it easily by adhering to the following steps:

Unscrew The Knob 


A cabinet knob is usually installed using a screw so that it fits properly with one or two screws often mounted on the inner side of the cabinet door. Depending on the knob design, the number of screws used for repairing the knob may vary. To remove the knob, use an appropriate screwdriver and rotate the screw in a counterclockwise direction until the knob comes off.

Remove The Screw  


After unscrewing the knob, remove the screw from the hole in the cabinet.

Inspect The Threads 

Once you have removed the screw, be sure to inspect it carefully for any signs of damage. Should you detect any, it is best that you have it replaced a newer model from your nearest hardware store.

Check The Hole For Signs of Debris 

Check the hole where the knob originally was for any signs of debris so you can confirm if they might be the main cause of your cabinet knob becoming loose. Metal debris typically indicates metal screw issues whereas wooden debris is a likely sign that some door material is experiencing wear and tear. In case the portion of wood that shows the damage is rather large, some wood glue may be needed so that the screws can be properly reaffixed. Just make sure to wait at least one day before re-inserting the screws to allow the glue to dry completely.

Place A Washer 

Placing a washer onto your screw is one of the best ways to prevent the knob from becoming loose again and falling out. As a matter of fact, all you need to do is place it just below the screw’s head. You can simply obtain a proper washer from your nearest hardware store by showing the screw used for your knob. If it fits your budget, it is best that you purchase numerous washers in case some of them get lost or misplaced.

Re-Insert The Screw 


After placing the washer onto the screw, simply re-insert the screw back into the knob’s hole. If your knob has multiple screws, make sure that they are retrofitted and that the washers mounted. Once this process is complete, reaffix the knob in a clockwise direction to keep it securely in place.


In case you have loose cabinet knobs, consider following the above-mentioned steps to ensure that they are quickly repaired. In case you experience difficulty fixing them, make sure to contact A1 Knobs and Handles Singapore we have highly qualified experts with a great deal of experience in repairing cabinet knobs. Contact us for more information on our services.

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