Introduction

Squeaky doors are a constant nuisance around most households. Use this guide to take apart a door hinge, oil it, and reassemble it. This easy repair should help quiet any squeaky door.

Insert the end of the flathead screwdriver into the crease between the top of the pin and the hinge.
  • Insert the end of the flathead screwdriver into the crease between the top of the pin and the hinge.

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Take the hammer and hit the handle end of the screwdriver until the pin can be pulled out. This may take a while depending on the door.
  • Take the hammer and hit the handle end of the screwdriver until the pin can be pulled out. This may take a while depending on the door.

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Place the pin in a bowl of mineral oil or vegetable oil and let it rest.
  • Place the pin in a bowl of mineral oil or vegetable oil and let it rest.

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Use a brush to apply oil to the empty hinge.
  • Use a brush to apply oil to the empty hinge.

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Take the pin from the bowl and reinsert it into the door hinge, using a hammer if necessary.
  • Take the pin from the bowl and reinsert it into the door hinge, using a hammer if necessary.

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  • Open and close the door a few times. This will help the oil to seep into the cracks of the hinge.

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Use a towel to catch any drips of oil and to wipe off the hinge.
  • Use a towel to catch any drips of oil and to wipe off the hinge.

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Conclusion

The door should now be quite silent when opening and closing. Thank you for reading.

Jake Herson

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