Garage Door

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by kok328, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Nov 3, 2017 #1

    kok328

    kok328

    kok328

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,755
    Likes Received:
    249
    Hi, I'm looking for help with my garage door.
    It's been a few years now but, I just noticed today that the entire door rides about 1" to one side.
    It was a single torsion spring unit but, I upgraded it to double torsion spring unit.
    What I'm wondering is; is one spring tighter than the other that is causing the problem and if so, which spring do I adjust to get it to go to the right from inside looking out of the garage? :confused:
     
  2. Nov 3, 2017 #2

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,895
    Likes Received:
    3,117
    I would check the tension on the cables.
     
  3. Nov 3, 2017 #3

    kok328

    kok328

    kok328

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,755
    Likes Received:
    249
    they are both tight with no noticeable difference between the two
     
  4. Nov 3, 2017 #4

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,895
    Likes Received:
    3,117
    I just called my buddy that had the same thing. He thinks it was the cable drum was in the wrong place but he is not sure. I was going by what he told me last year.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2017 #5

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,895
    Likes Received:
    3,117
    I found this
    Open the door half way by hand & shift the door back to the left by pulling on the bottom of the door (it should move quite easily). Move the bottom of the track on the right closer to the door so it can't shift back. The track should be tighter at the bottom then at the top & if it is tight enough at the bottom the door will always close in the same position. The vertical tracks should be in a slight "V" instead of being plumb up & down.
    Doordoc www.DoorsAndOpeners.com

    https://www.homeownershub.com/maintenance/garage-door-has-shifted-to-the-side-and-sticks-512598-.htm
     
  6. Nov 4, 2017 #6

    kok328

    kok328

    kok328

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,755
    Likes Received:
    249
    Now that you mention it I recall having issues with the drum settings cause they making the shaft bend the end shaft bearing brackets.
    I’ll check it again tomorrow.
    Thanks
     

Share This Page