How to retap screw hole for electrical switch plate

One of the switch plate screws keeps popping out from the threaded hole in the sheet metal ears of an Aube timer switch. The screw (and threads) are the standard #6-32 size.
Short of replacing the timer (about $40), is there any way to rethread/retap the hole in the switch so that the switch plate will hold securely?
I would imagine that electricians run into such a problem quite often and must have devised many clever solutions...
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If you find that you can't re-tap the hole, how about using speed clips for both holes, and replacing the screws with sheet metal screws? Rough up the screw heads with some emery cloth, prime them, paint them.....it's a 9 hour job to fix one small thing. Aren't they all this way?
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Try a #6 wood screw or retap for 8-32
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John Grabowski wrote:

Oh, there are lots of ways... :)
Epoxy a #6 machine screw nut behind the hole Peen the hole w/ a flat punch to force material into the center Burr the threads on the screw a little Wrap some teflon or even aluminum foil around screw ...
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A tiny touch of JB Weld or other epoxy on the screw threads will do the trick. It will hod tight, but you'd still be able to break the bond if you needed to replace it. If you try to re-tap, you will have a hard time matching the screw head, way more work than is needed.
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Here is what an electrician would try, but I don't know if you want to invest in one.
http://www.acehardwareoutlet.com /(z2nzjq45r3simwjrdkstzj45)/ProductDetails.aspx?SKU192689
JK
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wrote:

http://www.acehardwareoutlet.com /(z2nzjq45r3simwjrdkstzj45)/ProductDetails.aspx?SKU192689
"Honey, if I don't get this tool, this house could burn to the ground with you and the kids in it."
It's as easy as that. :-)
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LOL -- I would save that excuse for the multi-hundred dollar tools.... or the equally good "...but look how much money I've been saving by doing this all myself"
At $12.99, it's just one of those impulse tools -- boy I really want one now...
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blueman posted for all of us...

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Tekkie Don\'t bother to thank me, I do this as a public service.

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