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Door Closer Leaking Oil

Posted on January 16, 2016 at 9:25 AM

If you see oil on the floor near your business door, or if you see it dripping down the door frame or down the jamb, you have a bad door closer.  The oil you see is called hydraulic fluid, and that fluid is the lifeblood of your closer.  If the closer is leaking, forget about repairing it.  It's time for a new one.  Also, if an inexperienced person has tried to adjust the settings on the closer, and has removed one of the adjustment screws too far, or if he has removed it completely, fluid will shoot out and the closer will be ruined.

Another sign that your closer is going bad is dust and dirt sticking to the closer. That means the fluid is leaking out slowly and creeping along the surface of the closer, thereby attracting dust.

If you see fluid dripping from the closer, or see thick, damp dust, it is time to replace it.  If you don't the door will begin to slam; and when commercial doors slam, people can be hurt or maimed.  Call David if you need to have your closer adjusted or replaced.

Categories: Commercial DIY