Wayne Dalton 8000 Garage Door Bottom Seal Replacement


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Old 04-16-21, 02:21 PM
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Wayne Dalton 8000 Garage Door Bottom Seal Replacement

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Am looking to replace the bottom seal of Wayne Dalton 8000 R.P. Garage Door.

Was looking at some videos online and am wondering if anyone has tried taking off the retainer that holds weather seal from bottom frame, install seal and then install retainer back. Did read that sometimes this has cause unforeseen situations.

The seal retainer seems to be bolted to the end brackets as well as a few more bolts along the bottom frame, see pics, Remove only one 'M' bolt from each bracket, will that work?

Putting on bottom seal without taking off the retainer seems to be a pain in the neck, need to position door at a particular place and hold it etc.

 
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Old 04-16-21, 07:46 PM
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Does your track have screws hidden under the middle of the bulb, or not?
 
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Old 04-16-21, 08:16 PM
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Because doors with screws under the bulb are a pain. You would not remove the bottom track from the bottom panel. You would either slide it in from the end (real pain) or just disconnect the springs, disassemble the entire door, and when you get to the bottom panel, take it out and flip it upside down to more easily clean and replace the weatherstrip.

Without knowing more about your installation, and type of springs, its hard to advise on all the steps.
 
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Old 04-17-21, 04:08 AM
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Those bolts hold the bottom fixture to the door and are under extreme tension, do not remove them with spring tension on the door. It's best to slide the rubber seal in from the side with the door in the up position... use two people
 
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XSleeper - "Does your track have screws hidden under the middle of the bulb, or not?"
Not sure, I took a look at the Installation Manual for this and it wasn't clear. But I think taking the seal retainer seems to be beyond my skill set.

Doorman2722 - "...It's best to slide the rubber seal in from the side with the door in the up position..."
Yes, that is what I'm planning now.

However, not taking apart the seal retainer means and not being able to see exact slot shape (tried taking picture but not getting a clear pic), I think i might have to take a chance to order the part. Wayne Dalton seems to have a bead shaped seal rather than a T-shaped seal.

At least was able to find the model sticker with the label for this nearly 20 year old door.

Thanks for your advice and suggestions
 
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Old 04-18-21, 03:28 AM
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I don't know what kind of seal that door uses but most Wayne Dalton doors that I have replaced the rubber weather seal on is "T" shaped
 
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Old 04-18-21, 05:57 AM
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@Doorman2722 - Those doors must have been even older than mine.

Was reading up and it seems that in the past 20 years or so, W-D has changed their seal bead to be bell-shaped. See the following links:
https://www.waynedaltonparts.com/pro...r-weatherstrip
https://www.amazon.com/Factory-Dalto...00481X4AK?th=1
https://www.northshorecommercialdoor...adagadobo.html
https://www.stardoorparts.com/Wayne-...l-p/154448.htm
https://www.garagedoorsupplyco.com/W...ft_p_1355.html

 
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