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Chute Door Hardware

Chute door hardware comes in a wide variety of styles, finishes, and sizes.   They can be installed on laundry chutes or on trash chutes. They can be used to update an existChute Door Thumb Latching building or complete a newly constructed building.   Chute hardware can also be used to replace damaged, malfunctioning, or missing parts.  Please feel free to use our navigation links above to view all the hardware we have available.

Replacement parts are often universal, so you do not have to worry about the brand of door you have.   The specs on the website will let you know what brand or brands they fit.  Be sure to have your measurements ready when you go searching for parts.01

Buying chute door hardware is a cost-effective way to fix a door instead of replacing the entire door.  This can be valuable when looking for inexpensive ways to stretch a maintenance budget, and in this economy, the longer a dollar can go, the better.

There are many types of chute door parts that can be replaced, including closers, handles, hinges, fusible links, and latches.

Handles come in T and L designs.  L handles are great for trash chutes when your hands are full of the week’s garbage and you need to open the door.  A carefully placed elbow or side of the hand and the door iHydraulic Closer

s open.  A gentle tug and the door is open.  Soon, the items in your hand are down and away.  These door handles can be locked, too, if you need them to lock, and they can be keyed alike to make it easier for building maintenance workers.

Closers make it so much easier to close the door and keep it that way. Hydraulic or gas closers can be installed on either side or bottom hinged doors.  When you are done using the chute, just give the door a nudge and the hydraulic piston will take over and close the do


or for you.

Closers can be installed in the chute door to help make the doors self-closing.  These are fine for use in lightweight  and heavy doors and in areas with traffic.

Hinges are essential to be able to open the door, and over time they wear out, so they do need to be replaced.  Fortunately this is quite easy to do. They can run the full length of the door which will give stability and durability to the operation of the door. 10

Fusible links are important safety features used in conjunction with closing mechanisms on the discharge door.  They are designed to melt at 165 degrees, and when they do, they trigger the

closer on the door so it will close and trap the fire in the basement, keeping it from spreading.

Latches can be placed on the upper doors of trash and laundry chutes to lock them so maintenance and cleaning can be done, or if a bin is full, they can be used to keep anyone else from dropping their items down and overfilling the lower bin.

Chute door hardware is available is used at home, in a multi-story apartment building, or in a hotels, and other locations.

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Midland Chutes Handles Add Style and Function to Linen and Trash Chutes

Midland Chutes is a company that has been around for nearly 40 years. They are based in Illinois and began operations in 1976 as Midland Metalcraft Company making trash and linen chutes for high-rise buildings, including many famous hotels in Las Vegas and at Petco Field in San Diego.   They are the largest manufacturer of chutes in the United States based on size of the physical plant, and all of their products are made in the US.

A Midland Chutes handle can come in a few different styles. A T-style handle looks like a T when viewed from the side.  These handles come with the exterior handle, the spindle,  and two keys,  for installation.  It mounts to the front of the door on either the left or right side for side-opening doors, or on the top for a bottom-hinged door. The handles typically come with an attractive chrome finish like which can add a bright touch of style to the door.  Linen and trash chutes are designed to be functional, but no one really considers their aesthetics, usually.  A T handle is great for being able to get a solid grip on the handle and turn it to open the door, making it ideal for trash chutes.

T Handle Kit

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This is a T-handle kit and is suitable for both a Bottom Hinged and Side Hinged chute intake door. The T handle has the popular v spindle and comes with a latch. It is fitted with a “key alike” cylinder and 2 keys.

There are also Midland Chutes handles designed in an L shape.  This is ideal for people with disabilities or the elderly who might have arthritis issues.  It can be turned without having to grip the handle as tightly. As there are many high-rise retirement homes, there are sure to be trash and linen chutes in these buildings. To be sure the handle will be easy to use, look for ones that state they are ADA compliant.

Midland Chutes handles are keyed alike to the rest of the doors in the building so the maintenance staff can carry fewer keys. This will make doing their regular checks easier, and should they need to lock out a chute for repairs, they do not need to search through a large pile of keys to locate the right one.  It also makes it easier for building managers since they have to carry enough keys for the location as it is.

These handles can help meet all national NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and state fire code standards.  A Midland Chutes handle can latch a door closed so the fire does not spread.  By having the door closed at the top, there is not the updraft that can otherwise occur in case of fire.  Without fuel, fires do not spread as quickly, and they can therefore be contained much more easily, preventing a high-rise disaster.

A Midland Chutes handle can also be installed on the bottom door of the chute, again to ensure safety when not in use, so fires do not spread. When a chute is taken out of service for maintenance or cleaning, both handles can be locked to keep it from being used accidentally and causing a clog or items to fall into places outside the chute.

Trash Chute Slam Latch

A Trash Chute Slam Latch is a replacement latch that fits any Vertical Discharge Door. This replacement works for top hinged doors that need to have a latch on the bottom center position of the chute’s door or sometimes on each side of the door for larger doors. The Hopper discharge door keeps fire from traveling up the trash chute and prevents putting nearby people and objects in danger. These discharge doors are fire rated and are required to be checked once every year. They also have to be certified courtesy of a qualified and licensed inspector.

Action Chutes sells a Midland type or Wilkinson hopper discharge handles (make your selection below). This handle is used for a chute door outlet. The Midland hopper discharge handle can be used on both laundry chutes and trash chutes. These high quality handles should be purchased by any building owner so that they know they will have reliable handles that will last for a long time.

The trash chute slam latch weighs no more than two pounds, and they are easy to transport and easy to ship to customers. Making sure that the slam latch used on any trash chute is safe and reliable is a no brainer for those who purchase their latch’s from Action Chutes Inc.

These latches have a reputation among professionals as being the best latches that money can buy. They can be maintained easily but are not easily damaged or broken. A trash chute slam latch is the perfect addition to any chute used in a dormitory, hospital or hotel. It is important to purchase these slam latches even if they are not needed immediately. Having a supply of them to use when there is a problem with a trash chute is always a wise decision.

Discharge Trash chute slam latch


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This is a Hopper discharge handle for and outlet discharge chute door. This handle is made for both your trash chute and laundry chute discharge hopper and is typically suitable for Wilkinson Chutes type hopper door, and Midland Chutes doors.

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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.



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

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.