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Heat resistant glue for metal

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Heat resistant glue for metal

Got a dryer with a broken head on the bracket that holds the door, the dryer is fully functional and still held with 2 screws. Only issue is some of the heat now escapes when running.

I've tried to use a screw extracter kit but that didn't work.

Looking for recommendations on a fix or some type of glue/product that can be used to join metal and is heat resistant.

Any ideas?
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Apr 30, 2004
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You wil need to drill a small hole in a broken screw and try to remove it again.
Or try to attach it with screw somehow.
There is no glue that will hold it properly.
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Brampton
You can try JB Weld
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Epoxy regardless of type (metal, plastic, clear) would not be strong enough to regular open and close and vibration of the machine. If the head is exposed and above the flat surface, use a pair of Vampliers to try and remove it. Otherwise, drill it out and replace with appropriate screw. Rethread if necessary.

Is there enough meat on the head of the screw? If so, use a dremel and cut a slot in it for a flat head screwdriver.
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Brampton
OP do you have a picture?

Could you not remove the door from the bracket and grab the screw with vice grips and remove it and use a new bolt/screw?

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