08:24AM | 10/25/03
Member Since: 10/24/03
1 lifetime posts
I sprayed some WD-40 on the hinges of some closet doors. They are French doors with slats.
I sprayed to eliminate the loud squeaking.
Of course now the doors will not stay closed. They glide open and stay that way. I have tried some "Goo Gone" in an effort to degrease the hinge but with no effect. I thought in time it would get better but it's been 3 months.
Any suggestion on how to somewhat reverse the lubrication in the hinge so that they stay closed would be appreciated.
The doors are painted including the hinges so I would rather not remove the doors and begin a big project.
Thanks for any help.


07:26PM | 11/01/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
It sounds like no latch was ever installed on your doors.
Try looking for a bullet catch to add.
If you want no catch and intend to rely on the less dependable method of using the friction in the hinge to steady the doors do this; Take the hinge inps out one at a time and peen each over a hard flat surface to tweak a slight bend into it and then drive it back into the holes. Doing one of the three only may do the job or you might need all three.

BTW, A well hung door will not move but stays where it is set. Movement is caused by gravity when the door is not plumb.

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