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12:35PM | 09/12/01
Member Since: 08/06/01
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Hi! We have been having problems iwth our garage door ever since we moved into our new (but old) home. (1) It makes a lot of squeaking noise - I applied some grease on the rollers but that has not helped. (2) I have to keep either the remote or the switch on the wall pressed during the duration that the garage door shuts. Sometimes, this too creates a problem and the door does not close. Opening the door is never a problem, one touch on the remote is enough.

I would love to hear the experiences of others and how I could solve this problem.

Thanks. Sri


04:57AM | 09/13/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
First, determine if the noise is inside the opener or in the door hardware. If it's in the opener, you can dig into it if you have some confidence in that area.
Chances are, it's in the door hardware. Start by oiling (not greasing) every roller on both sides of the door, including the shaft that each roller is connected to, and oil every hinge on the body of the door. Also oil the chain - I think motorcycle chain lubricant is a good way to go for the chain. Then GREASE the bar that the door carrier pulley slides on.
After all that, disconnect the door from the unit and manually operate it to see if there are any binds.
Many openers have adjustments for UP and DOWN power. You might need to make an adjustment. Hopefully, you still have the owners manual.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited September 13, 2001).]

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