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    Fitted 7 doors this week & all fitted perfectly,but the hinges make a terrible noise.

    I've tried loosening the screws,but still no joy.

    Any ideas why ?

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    WD40

    Wd40?

    Original Poster

    WD40 is only a temporary fix.
    Need a permanent fix.I read somewhere that you dip the screws in fairy liquid first,but was wanting a 2nd opinion on that lol.

    It could be that the hinges arnt perfectly level / square so could not be bearing the weight of the door evenly.
    Could be poorly made hinges.
    Try some WD40 or 2 in 1 and go from there

    Fairy Liquid makes it easier to screw them in..:)

    I wouldn't use wd40. After all it's not a lubricant it's a solvent. Use some 3in1 oil.

    craigstephens

    I wouldn't use wd40. After all it's not a lubricant it's a solvent. Use … I wouldn't use wd40. After all it's not a lubricant it's a solvent. Use some 3in1 oil.



    ​Yeah... What he said..

    Get better quality hindges

    steevojohno

    Get better quality hindges


    And a better quality spell checker.
    Where did you get the hinges.
    Soap Bar or a proper grease.
    Edited by: "getmeone" 4th Jan

    Get better quality minges

    Original Poster

    Yes it could be the hinges,but they look solid.
    The hinges are also as flush as can be,so not out of line.
    I got the hinges from this cheap deal................
    screwfix.com/p/s…868

    Edited by: "WheresMeNuts" 4th Jan

    WheresMeNuts

    Yes it could be the hinges,but they look solid.The hinges are also as … Yes it could be the hinges,but they look solid.The hinges are also as flush as can be,so not out of line.I got the hinges from this cheap deal................http://www.screwfix.com/p/short-backplate-door-handle-latch-pair-polished-chrome/80722?source=aw&awc=1228_1483536265_2a0b88277d73b1046426a4bc25ba1a94&cm_mmc=AffiliateWindow-_-Communities+%26+UGC-_-TextLink-_-47868&utm_source=affiliatewindow&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_campaign=Communities+%26+UGC&utm_content=TextLink&utm_term=47868


    There's your problem - they're handles.

    can you post a pic? Sometimes they hinges can look straight etc, but you have 2 lines that have to be parallel. The one on the door and the one on the frame.

    Original Poster

    mrty

    There's your problem - they're handles.can you post a pic? Sometimes they … There's your problem - they're handles.can you post a pic? Sometimes they hinges can look straight etc, but you have 2 lines that have to be parallel. The one on the door and the one on the frame.


    The first photo is the top hinge & the 2nd photo is the bottom hinge on same door.

    http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w88/tigerplank/IMG_0564_zps9gzor9yi.jpg

    http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w88/tigerplank/IMG_0563_zpsstlli92b.jpg

    I had a similar problem with creaking hinges on doors. I got solid wooden doors with glass panels but they needed to be reversed...meant that the hinges were the opposite of the original use. The spindles holding the two parts of each hinge was starting to slip down causing a misalignment.
    Check that your hingle spindle isn't protruding at the bottom (or top).

    Photo....top hinge looks misaligned? Perhaps added stress on the spindle and needs to be refitted?

    Swap the hinge around, could be one is weaker then the other and that's the one taking most weight. Also could be top or bottom is not aligned unless your wall is thicker at the top then the bottom.

    Vaseline. Rub in then open, shut. Rub in then open, shut.. Buff off excess with paper towel. I use on handles before I fit, catches/latches and hinges. Have done for years. Don't run or make a mess. Stays for years. All silent and don't ware out.

    wayners

    Vaseline. Rub in then open, shut. Rub in then open, shut.. Buff off … Vaseline. Rub in then open, shut. Rub in then open, shut.. Buff off excess with paper towel. I use on handles before I fit, catches/latches and hinges. Have done for years. Don't run or make a mess. Stays for years. All silent and don't ware out.


    As above and Paraffin based candles also work well.

    Original Poster

    I've stuck some 3 in 1 oil on them as suggested & so far they don't make a noise.Only time will tell & then I move to the next method if it reappears.

    Thanks guys.

    WheresMeNuts

    I've stuck some 3 in 1 oil on them as suggested & so far they don't make … I've stuck some 3 in 1 oil on them as suggested & so far they don't make a noise.Only time will tell & then I move to the next method if it reappears.Thanks guys.



    3in1 stinks... Lol

    looks like the hinges are on back to front. Not a joke. Try taking the hinges off and putting other face of hinge against wood then fixing. Is the hinge countersunk? Usually they are and can't see this in the pictures, which means they are on back to front. This would move the axis of rotation further out from the door, multiplying any tiny misalignment many fold. They also wouldn't close properly.

    Hinge on the frame is set too far in

    cheap hinges,the knuckles are rubbing, brass on brass.buy ones with steel washers in between.

    Grease works well and will last

    mrty

    looks like the hinges are on back to front. Not a joke. Try taking the … looks like the hinges are on back to front. Not a joke. Try taking the hinges off and putting other face of hinge against wood then fixing. Is the hinge countersunk? Usually they are and can't see this in the pictures, which means they are on back to front. This would move the axis of rotation further out from the door, multiplying any tiny misalignment many fold. They also wouldn't close properly.



    ​Think you could be onto something there, the screws don't appear to be sitting flush into the countersink recess, unless they've used the wrong size screws, but that would be unusual as most hinges come supplied with correct screws.

    Original Poster

    If I go the other way with the hinges then they don't completely close over, so it has to be the correct way.
    The screws are different from the ones that come with the hinges, as I read on a few posts that your better adding longer ones,so I did.

    too late but the tip is to just put in 2 screws per hinge then test. take out a couple of screws per hinge then see, trial and error.

    It looks to me like the hinges are the wrong way round or you have used the wrong sized screws ? The screw heads are sitting proud of the hinge so will stop it closing properly without putting lots of strain on the hinge (cause of the noise perhaps ?)

    In terms of lubrication I use graphite powder on the hinge before I fit it, this can be bought from builders merchants and won't dry out, smell etc. WD40 as suggested by some won't last long and will dry out and the residue will gum up the hinge.
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