How to get your garage door running quiet and smooth

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ANNUAL MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

  1. Lubricate all moving parts of the door with light household oil, including:
    1. Lift cables at the bottom bracket button.
    2. Bearing of the sheaves.
    3. Lock hardware where surfaces turn or slide.
    4. Full length of torsion spring to reduce friction between coils.
    5. Lubricate steel rollers. DO NOT lubricate nylon rollers.
  2. Check for loose or bent hinges.
    1. Tighten loose hinges.
    2. Straighten or replace bent hinges.
    3. Caution: To replace bent hinge(s) or broken roller(s):
      1. Door must be locked and in the down position.
      2. No more than 1 hinge is to be removed from the door at any given time.
      3. Under no circumstances should you loosen or remove the bottom bracket without disengaging the spring tension. (Follow instructions for removing extension springs.)
  3. Check roller for broken wheels, bent shafts or worn-out bearings.
  4. Check the door and track supports for loose or missing bolts, screws, etc. Be careful not to overtighten.
  5. Check the extension cables. Are they running properly in the sheaves? Check for wear of the cable at the bottom bracket button.
  6. Check for bent track. If bent, call an authorized professional dealer.
  7. Extension spring hardware, including springs, cables, sheaves, sheave forks, bottom brackets and containment cables, should be adjusted or repaired only when the spring tension is released (the door must be open). These repairs should be made by a qualified door technician or a mechanically experienced person with proper tools and instructions.
  8. If your door has torsion springs, the spring assembly and wood anchor pad should be adjusted or repaired only by a professional door technician.