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I've always heard to never lubricate the rails...

I've always heard to never lubricate the rails but I wasn't sure about the track.
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Question lubricate track?

I have a Liftmaster Model T industrial duty door operator. I am wondering if I should be lubing the part of the track that the trolley carriage slides on when the door opens and closes. After...
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I think the attachment is for the model of...

I think the attachment is for the model of powerhead that I have. Does anyone know if you have to take the case/cover off the powerhead to get to the limit switches shown?
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I plan on trying Doorman's suggestion as soon as...

I plan on trying Doorman's suggestion as soon as I have time on Thursday. My only fear is that after I get the arm connected to the trolley and the door bracket, then push the door opener button,...
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How do I get the door to close all the way to the...

How do I get the door to close all the way to the floor once I have lifted the door to the height where I hook the arm to the trolley? It really seems like the trolley should somehow come closer to...
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Posted By iowa

Okay. I'll leave it alone. What method do you...

Okay. I'll leave it alone. What method do you recommend that I use to get the arm hole to align with the door bracket hole?
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Posted By iowa

Since the door doesn't have handles I'm going to...

Since the door doesn't have handles I'm going to have to adjust the nut/bolt.

I hope I can find the operator's manual for this type of opener online.
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If I lift the door to match the holes, will the...

If I lift the door to match the holes, will the door close all the way to the floor or will it only close to the height that it was lifted to get the holes to match?

EDIT: It looks like adjusting...
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I am back from my trip and from what I understand...

I am back from my trip and from what I understand is that since this is a Liftmaster commercial opener the arm should separate from the trolley.

When I disconnect the arm from the trolley the...
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Posted By iowa

Again, thank you for all of the great advice. I...

Again, thank you for all of the great advice. I worked on the door until the last minute I could, yesterday, until I left on a trip.

I can see now that I didn't understand the design of the arm...
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You are correct that it was connected to the hole...

You are correct that it was connected to the hole above on the bar, so it's closer to 1 inch off.

The door is fitting properly against the floor.

Should I try to get the bolt to fit in the...
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Posted By iowa

I cycled the opener like you suggested. And now...

I cycled the opener like you suggested. And now I'm very close. I'm only about a quarter inch off on the holes aligninging. Is there a way to adjust the trolly or do I have to do something else to...
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Posted By iowa

Well all I have to say is that you folks know...

Well all I have to say is that you folks know what you're talking about. I was able to get the rail and header bracket reconnected to a new 2" x 8" with your advice and instruction.

My main...
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Posted By iowa

I understand that but I can't figure out why the...

I understand that but I can't figure out why the brackets that mount the opener motor to the ceiling didn't bend.

I don't see how loosening any of the bolts at the opener motor will allow for it...
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Posted By iowa

I bought this building almost 20 years ago and...

I bought this building almost 20 years ago and the doors and openers were already installed. I'm not sure who installed them.

My concern is will the opener rail go over the strut and springs? It...
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Posted By iowa

Sorry that I forgot to mention that the 2 lag...

Sorry that I forgot to mention that the 2 lag bolts did pull out of the header--they were screwed into the very edge of the header.

Here are a few more pictures to show you what I mean by the rail...
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Posted By iowa

Question Garage door failure: How did this happen?

I pushed the button to open the garage door and started walking away. A second later the door came crashing to the ground and, somehow, the header bracket and rail had dropped below the spring and...
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Posted By iowa

Yes, it's the cable drum. Top corner of the...

Yes, it's the cable drum. Top corner of the ovehread door hits the drum each time I open and close the door.

I think the bolts that hold the drum to the torsion tube are under tension so I better...
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Posted By iowa

There didn't seem to be a problem until there...

There didn't seem to be a problem until there were subzero temperatures. It could just be coincidental that is when the door started hitting the drum though.
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Posted By iowa

Question Garage door hits drum each time door is opened or closed

Every time I open or close my overhead door the door hits the drum. Last week it hit is so hard that it pulled the lift arm out of the door.

Any idea what needs to be adjusted to move one of the...
04-07-12, 09:43 AM
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Posted By iowa

Does this image of the inside of my breaker box...

Does this image of the inside of my breaker box cover provide any information as to the TYPE of main circuit breaker?

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04-07-12, 07:15 AM
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Posted By iowa

Someone at the local big box store said that a...

Someone at the local big box store said that a Cutler Hammer breaker might work. I don't think that assures me enough to try it.
04-06-12, 07:37 AM
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Posted By iowa

I looked carefully at the 100 amp Murray main...

I looked carefully at the 100 amp Murray main breaker in my box but I didn't see a "Type" listed. The only thing similar was a sticker on the breaker that had "Style: MPX" printed on it. It also...
04-05-12, 08:27 AM
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Posted By iowa

Long story but it won't close the circuit after...

Long story but it won't close the circuit after pressing too hard on the breaker box cover when trying to put it back on.



Have those "types" changed over the last 20 years? I bet this...
04-04-12, 08:08 AM
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Posted By iowa

Replace the 100amp main circuit breaker.

Replace the 100amp main circuit breaker.
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