Hassle would be an understatement for a crooked garage door. If you experience having one, don’t get frustrated just yet because in 5 easy steps we will show you this quick garage door repair. The most likely culprit when your garage door goes crooked are the cables. It might be loose or it fell out of the groove.
Garage Door Repair | How To Repair A Crooked Garage Door
Our garage area holds so many things – or cars – and it’s important to have it secure and functional. Don’t let a crooked garage door get in the way, so here is a garage door repair that’s quick and effective.The door cables might have fallen off the drum, so you should reinstall it to straighten the door out. Here are quick measures you can do to repair it.
1. Attach the cable puller to the cable
Snap the cable puller onto the cable.
2. Hook the come along onto the track
Hook the tool onto the track. Do this on the side of the door that has more tension, or the part that is up high.
3. Crank the cable down
Crank the cable down enough until you have some slack in the bottom.
4. Reinstall the loose cable
Take the cable that’s off and reinstall it onto the groove, line it back up.
In case the cable still falls out of the groove, get a vice grip and clamp it onto the cable to give it extra weight and hold it in place.
5. Release the tension in your come along
Release the tension and your door should be straight again.
Now you don’t have to call for service in doing this measure in case your garage door malfunctions, because with just a few tools, your door can be restored from the crook that it is.
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