doors may be big and heavy, but they'll respond to a
little routine check-up. At your annual garage-door
checkup, run through these tips. They'll help keep small
problems from becoming large headaches.
1. If a wheel sticks or
binds in the track, 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, then make sure there's about 1/4 inch to 1/2
inch of play between the door and the tracks.
2. Friction between the
door and the door stop can be fixed by adjusting the
track brackets. Loosen the nuts that hold the track to
the brackets and move the track until the door doesn't
bind any more.
3. If the door opens too
fast or slowly, adjust the spring tension. Block the
door open with a pair of locking pliers, then change
the position of the S-hook on the front track brace.