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Garage Doors Off Track

A garage door that is off track is not only annoying – it’s dangerous! Once it is clear that a garage door has jumped its track, it is important not to stress out. While Arlington Heights Garage Doors recommends leaving this repair to the professionals, it is possible to DIY, as long as you leave the bolts at the bottom of the track in place. Follow these steps to realign your garage door, and don’t hesitate to call Arlington Heights Garage Doors if you have any questions.

  • Tools

Locking pliers, pliers, and a rubber mallet are the tools you will need to get your garage door working again.

  • Disconnect Opener

You can release the door from the opener by pulling the red release rope that should hang from the ceiling.

  • Secure Door

After you have opened the door manually, locate where the wheels are jumping off the track. Use the locking pliers underneath the door on one of the tracks to act as a stop.

  • Fixing Tracks

Get the wheels back on track by using the other pair of pliers to widen the tracks. Once the wheels are secure, hammer the track to fit and then remove the locking pliers.

  • Test Door

The best way to test if your door is working again is to manually raise and lower it. Make sure you have support from at least two other strong and healthy people in case the weight of the door is too much to handle.

  • Final Steps

Reconnect the opener to finish putting your garage door back on track.

Once again, realigning your garage door can be a very dangerous task. A garage door can weigh over 200lbs and easily cause damage and injury. Arlington Heights Garage Doors is available 24/7 with licensed, insured, and bonded professionals. Call us today for a free quote on any of our garage door services!

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