Garage door after repair

intravinoAugust 13, 2008

Hello,

I need your help!

I replaced both springs on my uncle's garage door and now the garage door opener does close completely the door. There's always a small opening at the bottom.

What do you guys thing it is?

I played with the adjustments of the garage door opener and nothing helped.

Thanks for your Time,

Intravino

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mike_kaiser_gw

Did you use the right springs? They come in different weight ratings.

What happens when you disconnect the opener? Does the door function correctly?

    Bookmark   August 13, 2008 at 8:15AM
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intravino

Yes I did use the right springs, some rating as the old one.

I did not disconnect the opener.

Lets say it does the same without the opener, it means that the spring tension is not the same on each side?

Thanks

    Bookmark   August 13, 2008 at 11:35AM
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don_1_2006

If the small opening at the bottom is the same all the way across the door it may just be the 'down limit control.' This is on the side of the motor unit and takes a small screwdriver. Turn the control in the direction of the arrow printed on the cover. If you go too far the door will bump the floor and reverse to the open position. It may take a little tweaking to get it right. Also remember if you run the motor too much the thermal protector will turn it off and you will have to wait about 15 minutes for it to reset.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2008 at 6:06PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

You should start the diagnosis with the opener disconnected. That allows you to figure out if the problem is with the door or the opener. As Don mentioned you may need to adjust the down limit on the opener. It's reasonable to assume that new springs are a little stronger than the old ones.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2008 at 7:05AM
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intravino

It is my uncle's Garage.

Anyways, He told me that he took off the opener, and he cannot close the door manually.

Does that mean that I put the spring tension too high?

Thanks,

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 10:33PM
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don_1_2006

It probably does. You need to adjust the springs so when you raise the door to approximately waist high it will stay there.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2008 at 4:36PM
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intravino

Thanks Don,

I will readjust the spring tension.

Bye,

Intravino

    Bookmark   August 23, 2008 at 12:04PM
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