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Squeaky rockers

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
March 17th, 2013

I have 4 rockers in my home, 2 glider rockers in the lanai which are simple wooden structured like the old time rockers and 2 reclining swivel rockers in the living room, which are covered with upholstery. All 4 will squeak at most times but more often when my wife wants to relax and rock, which is when I am asked "IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO MAKE THIS STOP SQUEAKING"? So I have taken them apart and cleaned them up and sprayed all the moving parts and joints with WD-40, but soon after the squeaking returnes. Please help me get some peace and quiet, thank you.

PS, each rocker has an accompanying foot stool glider which haven't given me any trouble, so far.

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Don't use WD-40 or grease, candle wax or oil on the connections that are squeaking. USE OLD CHAPSTICK!!! This is a soft wax that actually works. Some waxes still squeak and the others might work temporarily but will then begin to squeak. Fix it one time with chapstick.(the cheap type).
by Manage My Life
March 17th, 2013
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Thank you James and Sam as my problem no longer exists. I did wax anywhere the wood met and greesed all the moving metal parts and now we are rocking in silence. A little tip if I may, I used an arasol spray called white greese I baught a Wall Mart for the metal parts and it worked very well. Thank you again from my wife and myself.
by Manage My Life
January 27th, 2011
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Sam A
Thank you for your question.

I can understand how irritating a squeaking chair can be. Instead of a soothing rocking motion it turns to a form of torture.

I would not recommend WD40 for this type of repair.

First try to isolate if the noise is from the wood rubbing or creaking or is it coming from the metal parts.

If you can determine the source then repair accordingly.

For wood creaking tip the rocker over and examine the wood for cracks and you can use a wood glue if you find any splits in the wood.

If it is just the wood rubbing against wood use candle wax to lubricate the surfaces.

If the noise is coming from the metal part (bearing surfaces then use some white lithium grease that you can purchase in a spray can with a straw nozzle to direct into the bearing locations. Then wipe off any excess so it will not end up on the carpet.

I hope this will help with the noisy rockers.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Sam A
December 29th, 2010
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December 28th, 2010
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