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daveh 10-18-2006 11:01 AM

Garage Door Alignment
Hi guys,

I have a two car garage and it isn't square when shut. One side stick's up about 1 inch when shut. I put some insulation inside the rubber seal at the bottom but that is only temporary. I would like to fix it the right way. I have a 3/4 hp craftsman automatic opener.

How do I adjust the door so it opens and shuts square. Thanks


Bryan59EC 10-18-2006 12:31 PM

All you can do is check the door panels for being level

It is possible that your drive is not level.

This is the situation I have at my house----but not a full inch.


66Caprice 10-18-2006 01:00 PM

On my Craftsman 1/2 hp, it looks like the rails can be remounted or maybe even adjusted a little. Looks like it might be a two person job too.

1ownerT 10-18-2006 01:02 PM

Bryan is right, the floor could be out of level. One side may drag on the frame preventing it from seating properly. If it uses seperate springs mounted at the horizontal rail, one side could be a heavier duty spring. If the tracks are not plumb it could cause problems also.

russlaferrera 10-18-2006 02:43 PM

garage door alignment
All the suggestions posted are useful. You need a starting point, Is the door panel level? Check the floor. Is it level? This IMO will start you in a logical diagnosis on what is wrong.

Should the door not be level. Why? Spring tension, rail alignment, binding, or something else not mentioned.

Should the floor not be level.. They make a floor leveler mixture for concrete, can you cut a tapered shim, cut the door panel (if it is wood) , add a aluminum channel under the door.

Hope I gave you some useful ideas ...russ

daveh 10-18-2006 02:45 PM

Thanks for all the useful suggestions guys. I will begin with those and report back later. Thanks


jetnow1 01-02-2007 09:04 PM

Garage Door
go to a good garage door installer- they sell metal chanells that go on the
bottom of garage doors which should be able to cover the gap if none of
the other suggestions work.

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