5 Easy Steps Of Adjusting A Garage Door That Is Crooked
At some point in time, almost every garage door will be crooked or gets unbalance. This can happen due to the number of reasons including the broken as well as rusted springs from the heavy and regular rain or worn down cables, and even the broken or misaligned roller. The easy steps for adjusting the crooked garage door are as follows:
- Test The Door: The first step is to check the door and move the garage door up and down until the affected place or crooked spot is located. If that spot is more than 4-feet or less than 3-feet above the ground, then there is a need to balance the door.
- Brace The Open Door: In this step the user needs to keep the door open, just a few feet off the ground, as this will help to take the pressure off from the door springs. Place a ladder right under the door to make sure that it will not close accidentally while working on it which can be dangerous.
- Move The Spring: Within the track hanger move the spring. In order to avoid the injury, make sure that the spring is completely free from tension before removing it. After the spring is free of the tension, remove it from its track hanger. If in case the door is closing too quickly, then move the spring to the next higher hole that is on the bracket. And if it is opening too quickly, that time move it to the next lower hole. Adjust the springs from both the sides of the door in the same way. Check the door balance, the same way as in the first step.
- Test That The Door Close Evenly: Close the door and with the help of a level determine that it is hitting the ground at a proper level from both sides. If it is not at the level, then adjust the spring tension on each side of the door until it is leveled.
- Adjust The Lift Cable: In order to make the fine adjustments, try adjusting the lifting cable in place of the spring. The lifting cable is attached right to the door and runs to an S-hook that is attached to the track support. With the door open, take the S-hook out of the support, and then tight or lose the cable as needed.