I tried oil, too, and it didn't help so I sprayed with WD-40 and it stopped
the squeak. Many times the squeak is caused by improper alignment due to
shifting of the wood thereby placing stress on the hinge. Assuming you have
three hinges, loosen the screws to the center hinge. If that stops the
noise, consider removing screws, fill holes, and move hinge a little for
Several possibilities. It may not be the hinges that are squeaking.
The screws holding them, if not tight, can do it as can weather stripping.
I also suggest that oil may not be the best choice for lubing hinges. I
suggest removing the pin (one at a time makes it easier) cleaning everything
and using a white lithium grease or powered graphite.
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