chute handle

Maintaining your linen chute handle

Owning and maintaining your side or bottom hinged linen chute is actually quite easy as there are few moving parts to take note of. Of these parts, one you should be checking periodically is your linen chute handle. This main component is typically T shaped or L shaped depending on which handle you own. The difference between the two is merely cosmetic on the most part as both operate in typically the same fashion but L Handle or sometimes called a Lever handle is considered ADA compliant. Taking care to ensure proper working order of your laundry chute handle will give you piece of mind that your laundry chute will remain in good condition for many years.

Linen chute handle with v spindle and latch (complete kit)

Replacement of the linen chute handle and the accompanying latch are as easy as replacing any other door hardware and should only require a screwdriver.


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Upon inspection you should note that if your linen chute handle is keyed, you should make sure that the keyhole is free of any severe scratching or chipping that may cause the key to not work properly. You should then check the action of the handle itself. The chute handle should move freely when turned and not be either too rough nor feel like you are simply turning the handle without engaging the internal components. The latch should move when engaged and also be free of severe chipping or warping. If anything looks or feels out of order, the chute handle may simply need to be oiled or cleaned in order to maintain proper function. If there are worse issues, the handle will need to be replaced. While this may seem like a slightly intimidating task, it simply requires a screwdriver and good instructions and should take less than an hour for most individuals.

Although these items are often overlooked due to their simplicity, maintaining key components of your linen chute, including the linen chute parts will ensure good working order for many years. Since these components are used often and roughly in many cases; simply taking a moment every few months to check them will give you a heads up before things break.

Trash Chute Fusible Link

In order to have a fully functioning trash chute you need the intake doors to operate properly. Another important component in keeping your building safe when you have a trash chute, is to make sure that your discharge door is working properly also. That is where the trash chute fusible link comes into play. The purpose of a fusible link on a discharge chute door is to prevent a fire from escaping from the bottom floor, and to prevent damage to the upstairs or higher floors.

When a fire starts up, the trash chute fusible link will melt effectively slamming the discharge door and keeping the fire from getting into the higher floors. The reason it is so dangerous for there to be a fire in your trash chute, is that if the door does not shut properly then it creates a wind tunnel effect. This can result in the fire moving up and out quickly, resulting in damage and risk of life to residents of the building.

With very little expense, you can obtain and install a trash chute fusible link to protect yourself, your building, and your family from the dangers of a fire being accelerated by your trash chute or laundry chute. You can easily find the right one for your door, and install it easily yourself, or have someone help you.

For the most part this is a function that comes along with your trash chute, but over time it can become worn and checking it to make sure it is still functioning properly can be the difference between total destruction or an easily contained fire. If your fusible link is worn, replace it as soon as possible and sleep easier at night.

Below are the most common fusible links in the industry, and can fit Hopper Discharge Doors for your laundry chutes, or can be a solution for your trash chute Horizontal Rolling Pin discharge door as well.

Fusible Link 2 1/4″ long

Fusible Link 2 1/4

This is a fusible link replaceable part for Wilkinson Chutes discharge doors. The purpose of the fusible link is to prevent a fire from escaping up the chute to the higher floors.  Our fusible links are designed to melt when the ambient temperature reaches 165 degrees.




Counter Balance Fusible Link Kit for Hopper discharge

Counter Balance Fusible Link Hopper

This is a Counter Balance Fusible Link & chain kit for a Wilkinson Chutes discharge hopper door for your laundry chute. The purpose of the fusible link and chain is to prevent a fire from escaping up the chute to the higher floors.   Suitable for Wilkinson chutes, Midland Chutes and other manufacturers.  Our fusible links are designed to melt when the ambient temperature reaches 165 degrees in the case of a fire.


Fusible Link Kit

Fusible Link

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This is a fusible link kit for discharge doors, and it comes with 2 hooks and chain. The purpose of the fusible link is to prevent a fire from escaping up the chute to the higher floors.  Our fusible links are designed to melt when the ambient temperature reaches 165 degrees.



Extended Gas Chute Closer

Your laundry or trash chute makes life a lot more convenient. It makes doing laundry or preparing to take out the trash a hundred times faster and easier by having it all in one place. You might think that it is never going to fail, but just like other things in your home or building, there are parts that will need to be replaced. If the chute closure on your chute is dented or starting to crack then you might want to replace it. This can lead to a full malfunction in the near future.

10" inch Extended Gas Chute Closer Ball Stud An extended gas chute closer would be a good choice for your replacement needs. This closure will fit the following size doors 14 x 17, 15 x 18, 18 x 18, 21 x 18, 21 x 21, and 24 x 24. It is ideal for a chute door with a bottom hinge, and commonly used by Midland Chutes or formerly called Midland Metalcraft, and many other manufacturers. It operates as a Gas closer but often confused as a Hydraulic closure and is suitable for most brands of trash or laundry chutes.  The nitride coated steel gas spring controls the force of the opening making it easy to get your shoot open.

If you do not have the extended chute closer installed then it can easily replace the one you have for a more efficient opening and closing. If you already have an extended gas chute closer, than you should check the ball socket joints to make sure they are not getting worn, or cracked. This is another indicator that it is time to change the closer.

Replacing the door closer with the extended gas chute closer will ensure that your chute continues to operate properly. A routine inspection of your laundry or trash chute will tell you if it needs to be replaced. Continue to enjoy the luxury of your chute by remembering to check occasionally to see if something needs to be replaced.

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10” Chute Door Hydraulic Closer

10 Hydraulic CloserProperly maintaining and replacing broken parts for your trash or laundry chute is a simple fact of life. You want your chute to remain in proper working function for as long as possible and there are a few parts that you should check periodically for good working order. If you have a side or bottom hinged chute door, one of these parts should be the 10” chute hydraulic closure. This hydraulic closer is crucial to good chute door operation and is actually an easy part to damage or wear out over time.

Upon examination of the chute door, the 10” chute door hydraulic closer looks very much like the closer on a screen door and works in nearly the same way. You will notice the clip on one end and the piston on the other end. The first thing you should look for is any loose or broken screws on the clip end. You should also examine both the piston and piston cylinder and clean any debris found on either. You should then check both parts for any cracks, dents or anything else that would impede proper motion. Open and close the door a few times to make sure the 10” hydraulic closer is working properly. If anything seems out of order, it may be time to replace the part.

Replacing the broken or worn out part is actually quite easy and should only require a screwdriver. Checking your 10” chute door hydraulic closer periodically ensures good chute door operation and overall life of the chute.

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Inspection And Replacement Of Your Trash Chute Handle

Having a trash chute is a luxury for your home or building. It takes much of the work of refuse disposal out of your hands giving you more time to focus on other things. Trash chutes do need maintenance though as they get quite a bit of work over years of use and sometimes abuse. One of the most used parts is the trash chute handle and the accompanying latch. Both need to be checked regularly for proper operation to ensure the best life from your trash chute.

Upon inspection of the trash chute, you will notice the “T” shape of the trash chute handle. Although there are other types of handles, this is by far the most popular type. If your handle is keyed, check the keyhole for chipped or frayed areas that can cause sticking during unlocking. Check the handle itself for any denting as well as smooth operation when the handle is turned. Now we come to the latch which looks similar to the one on your front door. What you are checking for here is again any denting or warped edges that could impede operation of the trash chute handle and keep the door from closing properly. You also want to make sure the latch operates smoothly when the handle is turned. If any of the components did not look or operate properly during inspection, it may be time to replace the trash chute handle.

Replacement of the trash chute handle and the accompanying latch are as easy as replacing any other door hardware and should only require a screwdriver. You only need to ensure that you follow all directions carefully as to avoid any mishaps or voiding any warranties that may be attributed to the product.

Trash chute handle with v spindle and latch (complete kit)

Replacement of the trash chute handle and the accompanying latch are as easy as replacing any other door hardware and should only require a screwdriver.


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10 Gas Spring Ball Stud Extended Chute Door Closer

Chute Door Closer

If you own a trash or laundry chute, you probably do not think very much about maintaining this vital aspect to your home or business. Similar to quite a number of things, many people do not think to check parts on the chute until something stops working. If you own a trash or laundry chute with a bottom hinged door, the one part that may need to be replaced is the chute door closure. Often called a gas spring or a hydraulic piston due to its appearance, this part is vital in proper door operation and besides the door handle itself probably gets the most use. Now let’s take a lo10 Gas Spring Ball Stud Extended Chute Door Closerok at the chute door closure and see if anything is wrong.

Upon inspection, you want to take a look at a few key parts. Since the door will be open when this action is performed, the piston will be in its open state which extends to about 17 inches. Look at the ball socket joint on one end and make sure the socket is not chipped or cracked in any way. If nothing appears wrong, we move on to the main portion of the chute door closer which is the gas piston and piston chamber. The gas piston should be free of debris, cracks or dents which can impede the action. The chamber itself should also be free of any dents or cracks which can cause a loss of power in the closer itself due to leaking air. If everything looks good and the opening and closing action is smooth, everything should be good. If not, it is time to replace the chute door closure.

Replacing the chute door closer is as simple as a few minutes of your time and a few hand tools. Be sure to follow proper instructions as listed with the part or you may void any factory warranties associated with the part. Proper maintenance is key to keeping your trash or laundry chute in good operation and although things do break and wear down with time, checking parts periodically will give you clues to which parts may need replaced before they break.

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Roto Closer for Laundry Chute door.

Roto Closer

Roto Closer for Laundry Chute door.A Roto Closer is ideally used for laundry chute side hinged intake door.  This hydraulic Roto Closure measures 2″ at the wider part of the round piece and 2-3/4″ in total length.

You will see in the picture to the right that the cylinder is wider at the top and then tapers down at the bottom.

Roto closure dimensions

The full length of it is 2-3/4″.  There is no weight limit listed on the closure box.  We use this roto closer on large 24″ x 24″ side-hinged doors that weigh about 50 lbs, so if your door is that size or smaller, it should work well.  Most of these types of closures attach the same way so a retro-fit should not be too hard to do if needed.  This roto closer will fit ideally in a Midland Chutes side hinged laundry chute intake door, and similar doors.  It is commonly thought of as universal closure for most side hinged doors.  Below is another picture of the roto closure and note that it come as a kit with all the hardware necessary for assembly.  This closer will fit the following size doors 15 x 15, 18 x 18, 21 x 21 and 24 x 24.Roto Closure Kit

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Chute Closure

10" Gas Chute closureWhen performing maintenance on your bottom hinged trash or laundry chute, one of the main things you want to check is the chute closure. You want to make sure that this particular gas closure is free of dents or cracks that could impede proper movement. Often called a gas piston or gas spring, it looks exactly like a piston and should be easy to locate. You should note the following during the inspection: The gas piston, the piston chamber tube, and the ball joints on both ends. The mechanism when opened fully is about 17” and around 10” when closed and the gas piston should open and close completely as the extended function opens and closes your chute door. Aside from a physical inspection, you should also listen to the chute closure while attempting to close the chute door. What you are listening for is any excessive leaking air or sticking points in the closure which could mean the part is broken and needs replaced.

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Gas and Hydraulic Chute Closure Solutions

10" Hydraulic CloserNot to be confused with a hydraulic closer which looks more like a screen door closer with a clip device on one end and a much smaller hydraulic piston on the other end that measure 10″ inches (cylinder) and retracts your door; This device actually uses liquid in its operation rather than air which is used in a gas closure. This piece of equipment is necessary for smooth operation of the chute door in bottom hinged and side hinged doors. Checking you chute closer periodically ensures good operation of your trash or laundry chute for as long as possible. If the chute closure needs to be replaced, finding and buying a replacement as well as installation is as easy as following the simple instructions. Failure to properly follow instructions may not only damage this and other parts but also void any warranties associated with the parts.

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chute handle

Chute Handle

In any home or business, having a trash or laundry chute is actually quite a luxury. Not only does it make disposing of these items much easier on you, having one of these items in the home is often a natural source of entertainment for bored children. Having said that, making sure you have a good chute handle is paramount above all else in maintaining good function of your trash or laundry chute as this is the one part that gets the most use (and often abuse) of any other chute part.

chute handleYou want your trash or laundry chute to work in smooth fashion for as long as it remains in your home or business. This means taking proper care to maintain all working parts of the chute, especially the handle. If for any reason, the handle seems to stick, shows signs of rust, or the handle turns but does not always open the chute, then the chute handle needs to be replaced. You have a variety of options when it comes down to this as there are many quality handles to choose from. You can go with either a locking handle with key or without. You can go with either the popular T-shaped or L-shaped handles as well. Be sure your chute handle contains quality parts and materials that will deter rust or corrosion and last a long time under daily use conditions. Make sure you follow directions carefully if you choose to install these parts yourself as incorrect installation may not only cause the handle to not work correctly but may also void any warranties the parts might have.

Owning and maintaining a trash or laundry chute is actually quite easy as long as you take care to make sure all parts are working correctly. Fixing or replacing worn or broken parts quickly ensures that your chute will work properly for as many years as possible.

Finding Top Quality Laundry and Trash Chute Handle Parts

Whether you have a commercial or residential building, having laundry and trash chutes are important tools that can help in improving the value of your space. They are vital to include into your living space as well to make it look pleasant enough and indeed functional. Nonetheless, if you have considered buying both laundry and trash chutes, you should make sure to do the research to fully understand what you are really going to purchase to make the most of your money.

Although laundry and trash chutes are very interesting, you should take into consideration how are you going to assemble and install it as well as making sure that what you are going to get is a top quality product that will serve for a long time. With the many laundry and trash chutes today you really need to pay attention to the specific size of the chutes and the materials they are made of. Accordingly, you should also take note of its different parts like the chute handle which you may need to replace in due time.

It is important to buy the best quality materials available, as this will reduce maintenance. Spending a little more in the short term will allow you to save more in the long run. We have a wide selection of trash and laundry chute parts for your living space. You can easily get replacement for the specific trash chute handle or laundry chute handle that you need from popular brands including US Chutes, Midland Chutes, Midland Metalcraft Chutes, Wester Chutes, Wilkinson Chutes Inc, Wilkinson Hi-Rise, and a lot more to choose from. You never have to look anywhere else if you need any chute parts because they are very much available on the internet. We guarantee full customer satisfaction as they are able to provide the most important information whenever they you need it.

Trash Chute Parts

Trash Chute Parts

T Handle Latch for trash and laundry chuteWith high rise apartments growing in parts of the city, the need for trash chutes are common which collects all the garbage of the huge building efficiently using large waste receptacles in the bottom. Since disposing trash off your homes paves way for a healthy environment, the trash chutes should be well maintained as faulty parts would disrupt the cleanliness of your apartment.

Keeping that in mind, we provide all the trash chute parts that would help you and your technician to fix the faulty chute system. Some of them are the following:

ADA lever handles – Suitable for both the bottom hinged and side hinged chute doors, this type of ADA handle is made of cast metal with a polished chrome finish which come along with a “key alike” cylinder and 2 functional keys.

T handles – We provide one of the best and most popular T – handles which suit both the bottom and side hinged chute doors. The bright chrome finish handles has the V spindle along with 2 keys.

Latch chute parts – We meet all the requirements in the latch accessories segments, which are said to trigger the closure and opening of the chute doors efficiently. The thumb latch triggers available with us would perfectly fit the Wilkinson Chutes Hi-Rise intake doors.

Gas and hydraulic closer – The closure of the chute doors is either made functional using gas closures or hydraulic ones depending on the size of the chute doors. Both the variants are available in 10 inches especially for bottom hinged doors. The gas closure also has a 17.2 inch provision which serves bigger chute doors.

Fusible link kit – Mainly present to prevent any spreading of fire from one level of the apartment to another, the trash chute parts like the fusible links are available as kits that comes with 2 hooks and the chain which melt at 165 degrees.

Having a wide range of trash chute parts and Laundry chute parts,  Chute Parts Online is one of the best places to purchase quality parts for your chute system.

Night Latch Keeper Kit (FAQ)

Night Latch Keeper - Wilkinson Hopper discharge door. Slam latchWe had a customer ask “Does your laundry hopper discharge chute door latch have a UL listing for use with fire doors?

Good question. Standard parts like this Night Latch Keeper do not have a UL stamp or label individually.  All our parts have been approved to work in conjunction with our Fire rated and UL listed hoppers, and intake doors.  This latch is the same latch that is on our UL listed hopper door.

Standard discharge handle that fits most hoppers including Midland Chutes hoppers

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Wilkinson Chutes Type discharge handle

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Backset Tubular Latch Assembly

When selecting a latch for your trash chute door or laundry chute intake door, pay careful attention to the latch.  There are basically two types of latches as listed below:

1)    1 3/4″ Backset Tubular Latch Assembly is the standard latch for the majority of manufactured doors.  This 1 3/4″ Latch fits Wilkinson Chutes Side Hinged T-Handles, L Handle (ADA), and Thumb Latch Trigger handles.  For the rest of the manufacturers including Midland Chutes, this 1 3/4″ backset tubular latch assembly is suitable for both bottom hinged and side hinged doors.  This is the most common latch and is suitable for about 90% of all handles.

2)    1 11/16″ Backset Tubular Latch Assembly is typically only for a bottom hinged Wilkinson Chutes type doors including the T Handle, L Handle (ADA) or Thumb Larch Trigger.