My Andersen Sliding Door Is Squeaking

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Things You'll Need

  • Rag

  • Flat-head screwdriver

  • Dry-silicone spray lubricant

A squeaking door doesn't have to be permanent.

An Andersen sliding door is held in place at the top and bottom. Rollers inside the top and bottom of the door slide on guide ribs within the door frame's upper and lower channels. As debris builds up on these guide ribs, the rollers can begin to stick and squeak when the door is opened and closed. A non-oil-based lubricant applied to the rollers keeps them working properly and stops squeaks. Andersen recommends the use of a dry-silicone spray.


Step 1

Wipe the door track with a clean rag to remove all debris that may be inhibiting proper roller movement.

Step 2

Remove the roller-adjustment caps located on the bottom of the operating panel using a flat-head screwdriver.

Step 3

Spray the rollers using a dry-silicone spray lubricant. Replace the adjustment caps.

Step 4

Slide the door back and forth until the squeaking stops.


Using anything other than a dry-silicone spray lubricant will cause the rollers to slide rather than roll.


Cody Sorensen

Cody Sorensen has been writing professionally since 2009. His online articles focus on his experience with painting, horticulture, construction, plumbing, home improvement and agriculture. Sorensen is a licensed truck driver, certified forklift operator and a journeyman painter. He studied organizational communications at Brigham Young University.