door opener lubrication?

Old 11-21-05, 08:15 AM
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Question door opener lubrication?

My garage door opener in on the fritz again. I probably need to replace it, but I need to visit MIL, so that will have to wait a few days. Until then I an either continue to manually open and close the door or I was wondering how to properly greese the chain, because I have a feeling that's what needs to be done.

The motor seems to be working fine. I've tightened all the screws, etc. and greased the wheels with silicone spray. Then I finally noticed that the chain isn't moving at all....duh, the chain must need to be greesed. I tried spraying it with silicone spray to no avail.

What is the proper way to lubricate the chain of a garage door opener?

Old 11-21-05, 05:28 PM
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What kind of door opener is it? If the motor sounds like it is running and the chain doesn't move then it's probably a stripped gear
Old 11-22-05, 05:11 AM
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When your chain does not move, this is not a good thing. Only 2 reasons. Either the chain is off the sprocket, which you can see, or the gear is stripped. My bet is with the gear. Good Luck.

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