Garage door won't close

Old 01-25-01, 08:54 AM
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We live in the Chicago area and are now having problems with the door closing. It seems to get hung up on one side right after the bend in the track. Just after the bend is a joint . Can you tell me how to tell if the problom is the spring or the track? We just moved in and have no paper work on the garage door opener, it is how ever a crafsmen. Any help would be appreciated.

Old 01-26-01, 05:37 AM
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The problem is probably not with your opener, but with the garage door track. It sounds like it is bound up or something has come loose. Flip the lever down, and disconnect your opener, then open and close your door slowly and locate the binding point. In many cases, if it is binding on one side, it is the other side that is off.
Now you can adjust or tighten the frame to make the door work easily.
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I think Jack is right on target. You should probably have two people involved in the trouble shooting. One to raise and lower the door, and the other to watch the track (one side at a time) for any movement or alignment problems. Also make sure all of the roller brackets are tight, and aligned.
Old 02-02-01, 05:27 PM
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May want to also check upper portion of your tracks to verify they are still fastioned tightly with no play in them. Assuming they were aligned correctly the first time. Then inspect your joint after bend, make sure two sections of track come together without offset either way, it may be nescessary to retighten some bolts inside rail near joint of track.

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