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Video:How to Fix a Squeaky Door Hinge

with Ami Young

Learn how to fix any type of door hinge and quiet your home's squeaky doors.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Fix a Squeaky Door Hinge

Hi! I'm Ami Young with About.com Home. Does Your Door Hinge Squeak? Today we're going to show you how to get rid of those squeaky door hinges.

There are two ways to do this. The first way that I'm going to show you is probably the quickest way. The second way is for those more stubborn hinges.

Quick Fix Materials


The first thing you are going to need is s spray can of petroleum based lubricate. If for some reason you don't have a can of spray lubricant, you can use liquid drip form of lubricant.

Using your Lubricate

What you want to do is take your can of spray lubricant; most will come with a straw you can put into the nozzle. Now the straw is going to help you get right down into the hinge. Spray the top of the hinge and the sides. Now we're going do that with all three hinges. And then we want to go ahead and open the door a little bit. Open and close it and let it work its way down into the hinge. Do you hear that? Quiet.

Materials for Stubborn Squeaks

Some hinges, no matter how much you put on the outside of the hinge, they just are not going to quiet down. Now if your hinge is being stubborn, you are really going to want to work the lubricant on the inside of the hinge. In order to do this, you will need to remove the pin. The tools you are going to need in order to accomplish this are:
  • Either a hammer or a rubber mallet
  • Screwdriver
  • A good work rag
You want to make sure that this is something you don't mind getting dirty.

Dismantling your Hinge

First, I need to pull the pin out of the hinge. It should come out pretty easy, but if it sticks or has been painted into position, you may need to tap underneath the head of the pin with a screwdriver and hammer or rubber mallet to loosen it up.

Adding Lubricant

Now that I have the pin removed, I'm just going to spray some lubricant inside the hinge and rub it on the outside of the pin to make sure I've got everything covered.

Replace the pin in the hinge, and repeat these steps on the other hinges of the door if it's necessary.

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