Garage door rail bows

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Old 10-20-20, 08:02 AM
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Garage door rail bows

I purchased a 2 year old home and noticed that the garage door rail bows when it is closed. I have tried to adjust the setting higher, but if I do that, it wonít pass the 2x4 test. I have played with the setting and just canít get it to not bow AND pass the 2x4 test. Any thoughts?
 
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Old 10-20-20, 08:44 AM
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What you are seeing is likely normal.
 
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What rail are you referring to? Is it one of the door roller tracks or the track for the closer? If it's the closer I would reduce or back off on the down stop location. That should not affect the torque setting. It just means the opener stops when the door is closed and doesn't over drive which bends the opener's track.
 
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If it's the opener rail or track that you are referring to then a slight bowing or upward push is normal.
 
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The rail Iím referring to is the middle rail that goes from the motor to the wall. I cannot back off the down adjustment any further because then it doesnít pass the 2x4 test.
 
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That is normal...................
 
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