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Old 09-13-2007, 01:13 PM   #1
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Default Garage Door Binding or buckling

My garage door binds or buckles when its opening (nearly opened all the way).

Any suggestions to fixing it?

I have craftsman opener with no big springs - there is a chain down the middle and the door is on tracks...
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: Garage Door Binding or buckling

The springs serve 2 functions. 1 to help lift the door and 2. to help keep it straight in the tracks. When the door is up and binds look and see where and why.
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: Garage Door Binding or buckling

Is it buckling in the middle? How wide is it?
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:38 PM   #4
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Default Re: Garage Door Binding or buckling

Sectional door? Plain steel or insulated?
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:52 PM   #5
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Default Re: Garage Door Binding or buckling

First disconnect the opener and raise and lower the door by hand so you can feel it when it binds. Lubricate all of the hinges and the rollers. Be sure the tracks for the rollers are clean and not bent.Check for proper side alignment also.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:40 PM   #6
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Default Re: Garage Door Binding or buckling

My moms garage door has binded up and buckled as well, but never hooked it back up to the opener over the past 3 years. Last week I extended the tracks so the door now goes up PAST the header, not hanging down 2" below it. NO binding any more, but to guarantee it never does it again, I am capping the top edge with 1.5 angle iron the full length of the door and tieing in the pull point down to the second set of rollers. I THINK this will make it all good once again for mom to be able to use the door opener when she gets her parking spot during the snowy winters once again.
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