Garage door is not center

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Old 10-19-19, 11:06 PM
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Unhappy Garage door is not center

Hi everyone!
Hope someone could give me some suggestions how to fix my uncentered garage door. As you can see on attached pictures, my garage door has a bigger gap on the left side (looking from inside) as comparison to the right side, too close to the track, and the gap is wider on the top as comparison to the bottom. Any suggestions how to fix it so the gap is even on both sides?
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Old 10-20-19, 04:34 AM
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First Check and see if the door is level (try to use a 4foot level on top of the door when closed). Lubricate each roller stem try to get the lube inside the hinge barrel. The door should float back and forth (there should be play and no stuck rollers). Check the back hangers with the door open... is one side tight and pushing the door to one side or the other
 
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Old 10-20-19, 06:03 AM
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Also do both cables have equal tension? If not that will shift the door to one side and eventually the cable may slip off the take up pulley.
 
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Norm201, how to I check if the cables have equal tension? Thanks!
 
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Old 10-20-19, 10:50 AM
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With door closed feel them both. Give them both a twang.
 
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How did this problem come about? Are you a new owner that missed this on the home inspection or the home inspector missed this?
 
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Hi everyone! After checking the garage door with a level, it’s a bit unbalanced, higher on the left side. Recently, I fixed my garage door bottom because of rust & replaced my garage door retainer with a weather stripping on the bottom. I accidentally got the cable loose on the right side. If I balance the tension on both cables to be equal, it should fix the problem like Norm201 & Doorman2722 said. Going to fix it soon & will give you all updates. Thanks!
 
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