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Springs make a horrendous noise when you open the door. what is the best lube to use on them. grease or wd40?

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Hi,

The best repair is to replace the hinges and springs. If you do want to lubricate them do NOT use grease or wd40, these are flammable and do not mix well with heat.

Look up an appliance parts store in your city and pick up some high temperature copper or graphite based lubricant those are safe for use on oven hinges.

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