First, make sure that the track on which the garage door rolls is properly aligned. Loosen the mounting bolts and move the track into the right position. Once the track is adjusted, use the same bolts to tighten it firmly in place. You may need to readjust the tracks several times while adjusting the garage door so that they fit securely. Do not forget to test the garage door afterwards to ensure that it opens and closes properly.
adjust a garage door that is crooked
1. Check all of the hardware on the door. Make sure it is tightened and not loose.
2. Check the balance of the door, by raising the door about halfway up and then letting go. The door should remain in the same spot. If the door moves, it is unbalanced.
3. Locate the adjustment hole in the center of the plate where the door connects to the brackets on the side of the garage. You may need a flashlight to see this hole.
4. Loosen the nut that is located in the adjustment hole. The nut is used to adjust the tension in the tension spring.
5. Turn the nut counter-clockwise to reduce the tension in the spring, which will help balance the door. If the door is sagging, turn the nut clockwise, to tighten the spring and make the door more secure.
6. Test the balance of the door again. Once you are satisfied that the door is secure and balanced, secure the nut back into the adjustment hole.
7. Check the functionality of the opener. Make sure it reverses upon contact and is not damaged in any way. If the opener is not functioning, read the manual of the opener to understand the repair processes.
1. Check the tracks, bolts, and hinges to ensure they are secured.
2. Unscrew the tracks at the hinges and move them into a straight line.
3. Check the tracks for any bends or dents that may be causing the problem and straighten them out using a rubber mallet.
4. Now move the garage door and check to see if it’s level. If it’s still crooked, carefully adjust the hinge screws by a small amount until the door is level.
5. Finally, recheck the bolts, hinges and tracks to ensure they are tightened properly.
If you have a garage door that is crooked, you need to make sure that the tracks are properly aligned and that the springs are in good working order. Check the hinges and rollers for wear and make sure that the brackets that hold the door in place are securely tightened. If the tracks are misaligned, you may need to call a professional to realign them. If the rollers are worn, you may need to replace them. Finally, make sure that any tension adjusting screws are properly adjusted and that you are not overloading the door.