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Old 03-22-2014, 10:32 AM   #1
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Fixed my squeak in my slide

My bedroom slide had a nasty squeak so I removed the trim that covers the screws for the molding removed the molding to expose the x arms then used wd 40 on the x joint nylon rollers and bam noise is gone.

The trick to this is knowing that there are fine pin nails that are holding the trim in place so look for the holes and you will know where to lift, it is the inside trim that hides the screws and then getting them back on once you are done. After lifting off the trim carefully I then put the pin nails back in with pliers. It's like base board nails but smaller.

The slide sounds like brand new saved some money on this DIY project.
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Thanks for sharing. I'd suggest if you ever need to do this again, use a lubricant spray that will semi grease the area your applying it to. It will last longer then WD40 to prevent noise. Something like white lithium grease. WD40 makes one, Blaster, etc. Some garage door sprays would also work.

Glad it's quiet for you now, sounds like detail work to get the trim off...
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I would also suggest something other than WD40 for the same reason listed. Perhaps silicone lubricant or the aforementioned Lithium grease. These will both last much longer than WD40.
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I have/had a similar squeek/creaking in my passenger side galley slide with the HWH scissors mechanism. I could only get to the hardware behind the passenger seat. I spoke to Kevin Waite on what to lube (there are several pivot points and a large chain that rides over a nylon gizmo) and what lube to use. His advice was twofold:

1. The HWH scissor mechanism tended to be noisy, especially on larger slide rooms (my smaller passenger bedroom slide with same mechanism is pretty quiet)

2. Use only silicone spray

It helped reduce the noise but it still groans a bit.
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WD40 is not a lubricant. WD stands for water dispersant. It may wash some near by lubricant into the joint for a temporary fix.

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All I know is that slide is now so quiet I have to look to make sure it's moving.
While the “W-D” in WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, WD-40 Multi-Use Product is a unique, special blend of lubricants. The product’s formulation also contains anti-corrosion agents and ingredients for penetration, water displacement and soil removal.
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