You will see a round bumpy edged piece that rides on the hinge spring just in front of the door with it open. This gets corroded and locks up, it is supposed to spin and bump over each indentation to hold the door in one of several open positions. You can try lubricating it to break it free with some penetrating oil. Squirt some on and work (open & shut) the door many times to see if it will break loose and quiet down. If it won't break free you can replace it or live with the sound.
Thursday, October 30th, 2008 AT 7:06 AM