Quick Fixes to an Off Track Garage Door

 Quick Fixes to an Off Track Garage Door

Your garage door is a vital part of your home. It can be a real pain when your garage door does not work right. One of the most common problems of garage doors is when they come off track. Some garage door repair projects can be a fairly simple fix. Here are some quick fixes to an off-track garage door.

Rollers Off Track.

One of the main reasons garage doors go off track is a roller has gotten out of the track, broken, or has stopped rolling smoothly because of lack of lubrication. To get your garage door roller back in track, follow these steps.

Turn Off Your Garage Door Opener.

Locate the string that is dangling from the control panels of the door opener. To unlock the opener, pull on this line. This will open and close the garage door manual.

Open the Garage Door.

Open the door manually. Once you locate where the wheels on the door are jumping off the track, snap-locking pliers underneath the door on one of the tracks.

Inspect the Garage Door Tracks.

Many how-to’s skip this step, but really this is essential. Your roller came off the track, but you want to make sure your garage door track itself is not to blame. Check to see if your garage door track is loose from the wall. The tracks separating from the garage walls is a common cause of a garage door malfunctioning. If the track is loose, find a wrench or ratchet handle with the appropriate socket size and tighten the loose bolts back to the wall.

You also will want to inspect the track for any damage or bends that…

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