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My sit-stand desk makes a lot of noise What can I do?

Increase your productivity with a sit-stand desk.

If you use a sit-stand desk, you know how convenient and healthy it is to alternate between standing and sitting while working. Unfortunately, your sit-stand desk can make a lot of noise when you move it up or down. This can be a nuisance not only for you, but also for your colleagues in the area. In this blog we take a closer look at the causes of the noise from sit-stand desks and give tips on what you can do to solve the problem.

Causes of the noise

There can be several causes for the noise your standing desk makes. The most common cause is friction between the various parts of the desk, such as the legs, spindle, motor and runners. This can lead to a grinding or squeaking sound when you move the desk up or down. Another cause could be that something is stuck or damaged in the mechanism of the desk.

Solutions for the noise

Fortunately, there are several solutions you can try to get the noise out of you sit stand desk to decrease. Here are some tips:

  1. Lubricate the parts: Regularly lubricating the parts of your sit-stand desk with a lubricant such as WD-40 can reduce friction and reduce squeaking or chafing. Just make sure you use a lubricant that is suitable for the materials of your desk.
  2. Check if anything is jammed or damaged: If the noise persists, check if anything is jammed or damaged in your desk's mechanism. If so, you can try to loosen or repair it. If you're not sure how to do this, check your desk manual or contact the manufacturer.
  3. Get help from a professional: If the noise persists despite your best efforts, it may be time to call in a professional. A technician can investigate and fix the problem.


A sit-stand desk can be a great asset to your health and productivity, but the noise the desk can make can be a nuisance for you and your colleagues. By understanding the causes of the noise and taking the appropriate steps to resolve the problem, you can enjoy a quiet and productive work environment again. If the problem persists, don't hesitate to get help from a professional.

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