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Garage Door Won't Start

My garage door won't open. I've tried to push up on it when starting assuming something needs lube, I've checked all the cables and oiled everything, the floor-mounted trip sensors are fine. When I ...
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How should I reattach an overhead door opener arm that pulled out?

My curved door arm pulled out of the steel bar it was secured to. I repaired the door by pre-drilling the steel bar roughly 3/4" below the damage and reinstalled the two bolts that ripped out. ...
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How can I tell if my old Overhead Door 55A is compatible with this Genie opener?

I have an Overhead Door Model 55A over 30 years old garage door opener. How can I tell if compatible with this new Genie one?
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Keypad solution for locking and unlocking a manual garage door [closed]

I have a garage door that is hand lifted and shut (no motors). I want to be able to lock and unlock the door from the outside, using a (preferably electronic) keypad. I don't want to have to buy and/...
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Garage door opener connected to garage door motor PB terminal randomly stops working

I have smart garage opener (iSmartGate) and it is correctly connected to my CSI Classic garage door motor using a wired connection. Once the smart opener is restarted it works flawlessly for a few ...
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Garage door fingerprint reader - opener compatibility issue with old hard-wired opener button - retrofit possible?

I want to connect a Chamberlain 942FP / 379LM fingerprint reader garage door "keypad" to a Chamberlain B750T (I think a.k.a. B750) opener. Unfortunately the fingerprint reader is much older ...
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Should I mount garage door hardware to studs through drywall, or directly to stud?

I'm having my garage doors replaced next week and I'm debating whether to install drywall before the installation or after. The wall that the garage doors are on is currently not insulated or ...
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Manual T-Lock garage door locked, closed, and unhooked

I'm in the process of trying to change out a T-Lock handle on a free standing garage/garage door. There is not a normal door. I undid the t-lock that was in the door and went to install the new one. ...
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Garage door alignment

My sectional garage door doesn't seem to be aligned correctly. The springs are at the rear, like this: There's a scraping noise when operating that seems to be coming from the left cable drum. The ...
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Identify and replace roller door side track tape

The "tape" on my roller door is getting old and needs replacing because it's causing a lot of friction against the guides so the door does not move smoothly. I need help identifying the name ...
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Garage door lock broken

The internal side of my garage door lock is broken (first image). Due to this, the cable that pulls the latch is no longer pulling it and hence the garage door cannot be opened (third image). I could ...
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How do I replace a busted garage door hinge #0?

My home's garage door has several #0 hinges in the interior (see picture below). Ten years ago or so I noticed a few of them were broken, so I bought replacements online and installed them without ...
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What is the part called that holds the upper pulley on an extension spring garage door?

I have an extension spring garage door that doesn't open and close smoothly, and many times it doesn't complete a cycle before jamming up. I recently discovered why - the stationary pulley is quite ...
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What is this device wired up to my garage door?

There is something wired to my garage door (at least the wire colors are the same as the ones for the door sensors), mounted on the wall near the ceiling. What is this? I cannot find any mention of ...
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Garage door shudders on initial opening, then works fine

My garage door shudders on initial opening and then runs smooth. The shudder is a moderately violent shake that is short, maybe first 6" of travel. Motor has plenty of power and seems to be ...
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Are overhead door bottom seals with interior beads effective at stopping leaks?

I need to replace my T-style (two channel) garage door seal. My garage floor is uneven and water seeps in on one side. Old seal is "U" type. I've seen a "U+O" type, with an O ...
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Garage door spring replacement

Does anybody have any experience with changing Garador garage springs . I would welcome any knowledge you have . Cheers
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Liftmaster garage door opens fine from remote but won't open at main button

My main button doesn't work by the door but my remote is working fine to open and close my garage door. I took off the main button and touched the wires together it still didn't work. The button has a ...
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My garage sensor beam keeps going out of alignment

I have a standard automatic garage door with a pair of garage door sensors. One sensor has a light which registers green when the sensors are in alignment. The problem is that, once or twice a week, ...
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Best lock for side hinged wooden garage doors

We've just had a new pair of oak garage doors installed at the front of our house. We want to be able to open these doors from the inside and outside. Therefore, a simple padlock or internal bolt ...
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Is there spring tension on this garage door part?

We have bedrooms above the garage and I am trying to reduce the noise from the garage doors. I have installed a vibration isolation kit like this on the opener/motor, which already made a huge ...
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Is there a pulley configuration that can both reduce distance and weight?

I'm trying to find some kind of clever workaround to engineer a solution to the fact that a typical pulley can't reduce both distance and weight. I am designing a counterweight system for a hangar ...
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Roll up garage door spring ... unwound?

A couple of days ago we lost power and I had to open the garage door manually. The door did not stay up as it is supposed to. It stay half the way so I had to shove a piece of wood to keep it up and ...
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Fixing brick cracks above garage door

My house had foundation issues several times which is fixed now and after every fix we get more brick cracks above the garage door. Some people say that foundation has nothing to do with those cracks ...
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How can I attach a draft seal/excluder to a garage door

I believe my question is "how do I drill a steel plate so I can screw something to it" As per a few of my other posts, I'm trying to reduce the gap between my garage door and floor. The ...
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Lost garage remote control

I lost the only remote control I had for my garage box. Normally I should be able to open the garage with a key and a cylinder lock. But when I bought this apartment (with this garage box), the ...
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Garage door sticking: WD-40 temporary solution but still sticks: need to change hinges or what?

We live in a rental house built 1982 but need to fix some things around the place without involving the landlord ... the garage door has started sticking. I got it to close using WD-40, but it's still ...
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Ok for garage door chain to sag on one side when door is closed?

I noticed today that the chain on my garage door seems to droop a bit on one side when the door is closed. I feel like I would have noticed if it was always like this (new unit, about 1.5 years old). ...
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How does a garage door motor wall control on a two wire circuit determine between door control and light control?

I am trying to recreate the garage door wall switch (making a custom assembly that has two buttons to toggle the door and toggle the light). The first thing that I am attempting to understand is the ...
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What solutions exsist to fill in the gap between the bottom of garage door and cement?

What are some good options or approaches to fill in a large gap under garage door after having the driveway redone. It's a decent size gap. I've tried resetting the garage door opener but it is at the ...
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Run power supply wire through garage for security camera

I need to run thin power supply wire that came with security camera through garage. I have bricks in front upper portion of garage but there is little garage eaves where I can mount the camera. I also ...
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What is this button/switch by Garage door connected garage opener

Moved into this house last year , Trying to figure out what this button does ? the white wire goes to garage opener. . Tried pressing it while the garage door is opening/closing ,nothing happens.
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Liftmaster garage opener keypad stops working when temp drops below 40 degrees F [closed]

Lift master garage opener keypad stops working when temps drop below 40 degrees F. The hand held remotes work. it was installed new in 2017. Batteries have been replaced and still not working.
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Garage roller door motor not stopping when closed

I just replaced two broken straps on my roller garage door. They look like below (when not broken). Everything went well (tested with manual crank up and down etc..) but then I closed the door fully ...
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Garage door trolley no longer attached

The trolley on our garage door is no longer attached to the garage door opener track (with the operator) and the arm is hanging loose. I wasn't there when the trolley fell off the track, but was told ...
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Fixing gap under one side of a steel garage door

One corner of my new slab-on-grade garage foundation is 1.375" lower than it should be. My garage door is level, but as a result of the low corner, there's a gap on one side: The concrete guy has ...
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Garage door arm ripped out of door

The other day I hit the button to open the door on my way out of the garage to grab something. In my haste, I had forgotten that I had the door slide lock engaged still. As a result, before I could ...
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why does my garage door sensor only work when i stand near it?

Here is a video showing this phenomena. The sensor quits blinking as i get close to it. Why? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEvaifuUys0
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Balancing the heavy garage door by adjusting a torsion spring

I installed Chamberlain MyQ MAX B970 w 1 1/4HP in one of two door garage about a year ago, and I've noticed recently that its motor has been making a harder than usual noise. Then, I checked the ...
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What is this 'wall box' port on my garage door opener?

The back of my Boss OL4 garage door opener has a square port with two pins labeled 'wall box' - see top of page 11 in the manual here. Thing is there are also separate terminals for a push button to ...
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Replaced Safe-T-Beam on Genie Garage door opener, now I have no power

I replaced the Safe-T-Beam sensors on my garage door opener because of periodic issues with the door not closing. Now I have no power from the unit (SilentMax 1000). I tested the outlet and it has ...
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Can I reuse the garage door rail when replacing the garage door opener?

I have a chain drive garage door opener. The sprocket on top of the garage door opener broke off so the chain isn't connected to the garage door opener anymore. I want to re-use the garage door rail ...
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How do I move my sheave pulley vertical with the bottom door bracket?

I just recently purchased a house and the garage doors need some work (Replace wheels with silicon for less noise, etc..). While I'm at it I also want to change the stationary sheave pully so that the ...
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Garage door won't open or close when the opener light is on

Garage Door Opener Model: Lift-master 1245R (by Chamberlain) Ok, so this has been quite the puzzle. Roughly a couple of months ago, one of my parents' garage door openers started having problems. The ...
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Insulating slab garage door

I have flat slab garage door that I want to insulate. I saw many videos online and they suggest using garage door insulation kits. However in all the videos I saw the garage doors has the groove that ...
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Garage door seal is glued and I want to replace it

My garage door doesn't seem to have the plate that you see in new doors these days where you can slide the rubber seal. Mine is hard glued at the bottom and side of the door. Does anyone know a way to ...
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Garage Door Sensors

My garage door opener stopped working and I found it's because of the sensors. It's a very old unit from the late '80s. Sears brand, not even Craftsman. My concern is, since this is a very old unit, ...
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Is there a term for this carriage door stay?

My 1929 garage has several side-hung carriage doors that are held open by a neat stay system where a metal bar slides through a bracket and then a notch in the bar rests on the bracket. Pulling the ...
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Garage door sticks on a bolt

My garage door sticks on the way down, apparently when the bottom roller meets a bolt in the track (see photo). A shot of garage door lube on the bolt head helps it close for the first couple of times....
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Is it safe to trim the torsion bar on a garage door?

The torsion bar on my garage door extends ~6" past the end bearing bracket (picture below). I would like to trim it by ~3" to place a cabinet on the wall. Are there any requirements for torsion bar ...
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