Best lube for refrigerator door hinges?

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When I open my fridge, the doors creak. I have attached pics of the upper & lower hinges. The lower one has a red arrow indicating which direction is up. I have a silicone WD40, motor oil of course, and SeaFoam penetrating lubricant. Which of these would be best for this job?

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JHZR2

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Looks like an old GE. Just unscrew them, clean them, and use some PTFE super lube, honda shin etsu, sil-glyde or dielectric grease, IMO.
 
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Dielectric grease is best as its food safe and also very water resistant. A little goes a long way so don't over do it. Works great on door hinges as well.
 
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Coconut oil. Heat a tablespoon/teaspoon amount in a small dish. Then, dribble the oil over the hinge while opening and closing the fridge door. Did this once several years ago on a very squeaky deep freeze lid with metal hinges. Still haven't heard a single peep/squeak from it.
 
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Originally Posted by kschachn
Hard to tell exactly, but from your picture you likely need new cams. The ones for my refrigerator are available on Amazon and elsewhere.
Thanks kschachin, I thought I had a problem with people not shutting the refrigerator door. I just checked, looks like the door cams are worn out!
 
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