My kitchen has old Grass brand 850-01 wrap around hinges that are starting to squeak.

Based on advice from online sources, including one older question here, I tried using silicone lubricant spray. If anything, it made the problem worse and now the squeak has become a squawk with loud snapping sounds.

I took some measurements and found the newer part number with the added soft close feature from the manufacturer's website and ordered a set of hinges from a retailer.

Is there anything else to try in the meantime? If I get good results with replacement hinges should I assume the old ones are just worn out?


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I removed the old hinges and tried spraying the springs and rollers from the back side. That made the problem even worse.

The new soft-close hinges were not an exact match. These extra tasks were needed to install them:

  1. Remove the 4 plastic dowels from the door.
  2. Expect some surface damage around the dowel holes especially with MDF doors.
  3. Drill 4 pilot holes in the door for the new screws.
  4. Mount and adjust the door using the new screws. The old truss head screws won't fit in the frame slot.
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    This doesn't answer your question. Installing new hinges is not related to fixing a squeak in the old hinges.
    – isherwood
    Nov 8, 2023 at 14:16
  • @Isherwood The squeak is gone now and the door works better than ever. I'd say the fix is quite satisfactory. Nov 8, 2023 at 17:12

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