screw hole in speaker stripped

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  1. TonyNoles

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    I just noticed that one of the woofers in my center channel has a stripped allen screw hole. Is there a simple way to fix this instead of sending in for warranty work?
     
  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Saw this in a handyman magazine once:

    Stick a wooden matchstick into the hole and break it off flush with the surface. Then, drive the wood screw into the hole. The broken matchstick will give the screw something to bite into.

    Works in a pinch.
     
  3. TonyNoles

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    Thanks Dave. I'll try it.
     
  4. Brian Fellmeth

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    Well, I hope that doesn't drive wood shards into the cabinet where they can fall into the driver.
     
  5. SteveLeach

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    My favorite method is to take a toothpick, dip it in Elmer's glue then place it in the hole followed with the screw.
     
  6. TonyNoles

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    Thanks for all of the tips guys. Since I only had this CC for about 3 months, I called Axiom to see what they recommened. Joe at Axiom told me that it should have never left the factory like that and is sending me a new VP150. They have excellent customer service. Once again thanks for the tips.
     
  7. Dave Poehlman

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    As long as the screw hole doesn't go all the way through the enclosure it should be okay.

    Anyway, glad to hear you're getting a new one, Tony.
     

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