Key reasons why garage door wouldn't close anymore everytime?


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Old 03-24-14, 06:08 AM
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Key reasons why garage door wouldn't close anymore everytime?

My garage door developed an issue towards the end of the winter when it sometimes would not close all the way and revert (opening). Usually, after doing this cycle up to three times it would close eventually.
It would stop closing and revert just about when the last (top) panel is at ~ 45 degrees, the other panels already straight.

What are some of the top reasons why it would do that?
 
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Old 03-24-14, 07:23 AM
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First pull the rope to reliance the door from the track.
The door should be able to go up and down with one hand and stop in any position without falling down.
If not the spring needs to be adjusted.
Look for any binding, or uneven twisting.
Check all the roller bracket bolts to make sure there not loose.
If all looks good reconnect the door to the track and adjust the down feed pressure a small amount.
 
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Old 03-24-14, 07:52 AM
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It's not uncommon for doors to act differently in cold weather. Along with what Joe stated...check to make sure all the hardware is tight and that the tracks are free of grease or congealed oil. Make sure all the rollers are free to turn.
 
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Old 03-24-14, 04:30 PM
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So, I tested the door disconnected from the track. What I found is that the door is not behaving linear. At the top it is OK, can move with one hand easily. Then a bit harder. Towards the end it almost seems to run away until 4" inches from the ground where it balances again.
 
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Old 03-25-14, 04:52 AM
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You must check alignment.

See my reply to the buzcar.

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/ga...r-mystery.html


If the rails are touching the ground then slight heaving of the floor from the cold will cause the door panels to bind.
 
 

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