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How to Fix a Squeaking Outdoor Playground Swing

Updated February 21, 2017

There are many causes for a squeaking outdoor swing such as rust, extended use and debris. Despite this, however, a clear method exists for removing the all-too-annoying squeaking that will inevitably occur with outdoor playground swings. Removing this squeak is an easy process that any owner can perform in little time.

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  1. Wash the metal chain and clasps to which the chain connects. Simply spraying it clean with a garden hose will work well.

  2. Dry the metal chain and connective clasps with a towel.

  3. Spray the WD-40 lubricant over the body of the chain and connective clasps.

  4. Take care to ensure that all areas where metal pieces meet are completely covered with WD-40. This lubrication and cleaning will ensure the squeaking stops.

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Things You'll Need

  • Container of WD-40

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