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What type of oil/grease to use on oven hinges?

Probably a stupid question, but can I use just any old WD-40 for squeaky hinges on an oven, or is there any chance that it would combust during a self-cleaning cycle when the oven gets super hot?

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Old 07-28-2007, 09:21 AM Innocence is offline  
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Do the hinges actually sit inside the oven?

I believe most may be near heat but sit outside the gasketed oven area

I would just use a light penetrating oil like Triflow or the like
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Vegetable oil will be fine. In fact, I tihnk any tiny amount will be fine. Worst thing to happen will be that it smokes and steams a bit.
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Vegetable oil will be fine. In fact, I tihnk any tiny amount will be fine. Worst thing to happen will be that it smokes and steams a bit.

Vegetable oil, although a safe suggestion, will not last

It will gum up and eventually go rancid with constant exposure to air
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Any type of grease or just regular WD-40 should be fine. The hinges are outside the really hot area of the stove and the worst that would happen if you over applied is you might get a little bit of smoke. If you're worried about it apply a white lithium grease.
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white lithium grease
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white lithium grease

QFT
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white lithium grease

qft
or graphite lube stuff - the dry powder, it will take the heat
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WD40 is at best a mediocre lubricant, and it is fairly volatile, meaning that it will evaporate when exposed to much heat.

I would suggest a lithium based grease. It can take fairly high temps and still be OK. However, to grease a hinge you gotta take it apart. Thus, you might be better off with motor oil.
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I've never heard of anyone having to grease an oven hinge.


My grandmother has a 15 year old stove and shes never once greased the hinges
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Don't use WD40 - It's NOT a lubricant.

Graphite or white lithium.
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