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How to Fix a Garage Door That’s Come Off the Tracks

If you ever find yourself noticing that your garage door isn’t moving as fast as it can or it simply won’t move from its position, you may have an issue with the tracking system, particularly with rollers coming off the tracks. Therefore, the following includes the proper steps you need to take to get your garage door tracking system back in working order.

Remove the Garage Door Track System and Go Manual

You should never force down the garage door as this can cause severe damage to your garage door tracks. Instead, pull down the red cord in order to allow the door to go into manual mode. This will allow you to use the door annually rather than through the tracking system.

Find the Culprit

Look up, and begin to slowly move the garage door up and down until you see the wheel that is off the tracks. It’s okay, some off-track wheels might be obvious, and some will not be. If you are not sure, then don’t begin to work on just any wheel, instead, seek the services of a Precision Torrance company to help you determine the correct off-track wheel.

Time to Get to Work on the Tracks

Once you have found the troubled wheel, you must then utilize a pair of lock pliers. Use these lock pliers to lock the tracking system in place. Use another pair of pliers to then pull on the tracks and get the wheels back on correctly. Finally, use a rubber mallet to then slowly get the wheel perfectly into the tracks.

Always Test

Before you think the job is done, you should run a few tests. Using it in manual mode, move the door up and down and see if everything remains in place. Once you are satisfied with the results, you may then place it back on automatic. Be sure to test that as well after you’ve reconnected.