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    Default OT- Suggestions for rollup door...to move with less resistance ?

    The usual deal with chain to raise lower...as pictured...10 x 12 in this case. Tracks are not bent but door a bit difficult to raise and lower (and noisey as heck)....been that way for years but using it more now.... what might aid the sliding without attracting dirt...teflon tape ? special grease ? or ?


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    An electric motor?

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    If you are having difficulty, I would suggest reviewing the tension on the spring. The door should be relatively neutral for raise/drop if the spring has the correct tension. If there are gears, maybe some grease?

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    There's this new stuff called WD-40. It's all the rage.....................


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    Accidentally turn off your security cameras and have someone that you don't know drive into the door and use the insurance money to buy a regular overhead door[and pay the 'strangers' bar tab

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    First, confirm the spring tension is correct. They fatigue over time and need to be tightened. Then clean and grease or oil the chain. I just wiped off the old grease and applied new grease to the lead screw in my door opener and it made a HUGE difference in sound.

    Dont EVER use WD-40 as a long term lubricant.

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    Do not get old. Tighten the spring, drench gears with solvent, then lube.
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    I think that was meant as a joke Steve.

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    True, do not underestimate the glue factor of old grease. Took apart a 50 year old window motor and the arm would not move in the channel[60s GM style]

    fresh oil sped it right up


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