Return to the Garages/Workshops Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Garage door snags

Posted by bronxbill (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 13, 12 at 8:17

Garage door snags going up /have to hit the remote twice then it shakes going up. It is slightly out of line /one side is higher then the other & I can see air space on one side. I changed the rollers because I found ball berrings on the floor.(although I could not see any cracks where the berring came out?) I sure could use some help & suggestions.
Thank you

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Garage door snags

I'd start by releasing the door from the trolley and operating it manually to observe where it is snagging, loose or misaligned. Also make sure the springs on both sides are working properly and not significantly stronger on one side than the other, as well as that the track is secure at all attach points.

RE: Garage door snags

Thanks for the reply.
I notice that the cable has 1/2" more play on the left side (the side that snags one quarter of the way up) you have to hit the remote 2 /3 times to get it to go up - one side is 15" the other (snag) is 15 1/2" Maybe when I changed the rollers (especially the last one the holds the cable) I threw the cable out of wack? How do I make up the slack?
Also I changed the rollers because I found berrings on the floor. But did not see where the rollers had openings for the berrings to fall out - could it be the berrings were actually from the pullys - I could not see any openings in the pullys (but not really knowing where to look from up on the ladder).
Thanks again

RE: Garage door snags

OK - fixed the problem - it was one of the pullys - that's where the berrings came out of - new pully and all is well
Thanks Randy - its amazing when you know where to actually look for the problem.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Garages/Workshops Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here