Project Guide

Garage Door Maintenance Tips

1
Fix a Wheel That Gets Stuck or Binds in the Track
Fix wheel gets stuck - Garage Door Maintenance Tips
  • Reduce the friction between the door and the track by adjusting the track brackets.
  • Loosen the nuts that hold the brackets to the door frame, and then make sure there’s about ¼ - ½ inch of play between the door and the tracks.
2
Reduce Friction Between the Door and the Door Stop
Reduce friction between door - Garage Door Maintenance Tips
  • Adjusting the track brackets can also reduce friction between the door and the door stop.
  • To adjust the track brackets, loosen the nuts that hold the track to the brackets, and move the track until the door doesn’t bind.
3
Adjust the Opening and Closing Speed
Adjust opening closing speed - Garage Door Maintenance Tips
  • If the garage door opens too fast or slowly, adjust the spring tension.
  • Block the door open with a pair of locking pliers, and then change the position of the S-hook on the track brace.