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Old 02-18-2011, 11:19 AM
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Garage Door Open At The Top

Hi Guys,

When my garage door is closed the top doesn't stay shut. It leaves about a 2 inch gap. Can someone tell me how to adjust this in more so it sits flush with the wall? Thanks

Dave
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:34 AM
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the top hinge point should be about two to three inches longer then the bottom ones as well as adjustable look at them to see if the can be loosed and slid forward to accommodate for the two in gap at the top... another tip if i wasn't successful with providing you with helpful information google it!
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Hi Guys,

When my garage door is closed the top doesn't stay shut. It leaves about a 2 inch gap. Can someone tell me how to adjust this in more so it sits flush with the wall? Thanks

Dave
You have to make sure you have the hinges installed in the correct order, they are numbered. If you can post some pictures of the top hinge, that would be helpful.
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Ok I will try to get some pics this weekend.

How do the hinges go?

Is #1 at the bottom or top. I bought the house like this so now I'm trying to straighten things out to keep the garage warmer. Thanks
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Ok I will try to get some pics this weekend.

How do the hinges go?

Is #1 at the bottom or top. I bought the house like this so now I'm trying to straighten things out to keep the garage warmer. Thanks
Here are a couple of pictures of my garage door hinges. The hinges in the center of the door are alike and don't need to be installed numerically. It's the track hinges that need to be installed in order. Mine are numbered 1-5 with #1 at the bottom. Note the top hinge, it is adjustable by two bolts to close the gap at the top. Also note the center track hinges and how the rollers are placed in the holes. Hope this helps.
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Thanks I'll let you guys know this weekend. I really appreciate it.
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You might also be able to remount the top roller a little lower on the panel. See if there are some untapped mounting holes. This has the effect of bringing the roller further down onto the straight section of track and pushing the panel further forward. This can cause problems,though, if you have a low overhead as the top panel will go higher up before tipping back and may contact your ceiling. I'm not a door guy, this is just what I've figured out. Good Luck.
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May want to check that the door is the appropriate height for the opening. Door could be for a taller opening.
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May want to check that the door is the appropriate height for the opening. Door could be for a taller opening.
This was my first thought ...i
looking at the door when its closed ,is the top section of the doors wheel still in the curved part of the track???? if it is the track will need to be raised until the wheel is in the straight part of the track....if its in the straight part of the track the track itself can be adjusted in or out also....
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Top rollers are not adjusted out in the one photo.
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Top rollers are not adjusted out in the one photo.
The door with the issue is not the same door in the photos, it was posted for reference.
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Here are a couple of pictures of my garage door hinges. The hinges in the center of the door are alike and don't need to be installed numerically. It's the track hinges that need to be installed in order. Mine are numbered 1-5 with #1 at the bottom. Note the top hinge, it is adjustable by two bolts to close the gap at the top. Also note the center track hinges and how the rollers are placed in the holes. Hope this helps.
Your hinges are backwards. The largest (the one that sticks out the farthest from the door) should be on the top of the door and get progressively smaller as they go to the bottom. The one that sticks out takes up the gap at the top because the top door hinge roller doesn't go all the way to the vertical part of the track. If you need pic's just ask, I've got the same door X2.
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Your hinges are backwards. The largest (the one that sticks out the farthest from the door) should be on the top of the door and get progressively smaller as they go to the bottom. The one that sticks out takes up the gap at the top because the top door hinge roller doesn't go all the way to the vertical part of the track. If you need pic's just ask, I've got the same door X2.
The hinges are installed correctly, the picture is rotated to the left, the top of the door is the left hand side. What you see is the door in the closed position.
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The hinges are installed correctly, the picture is rotated to the left, the top of the door is the left hand side. What you see is the door in the closed position.
Bad 1ownert, you tricked me!
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The hinges are installed correctly, the picture is rotated to the left, the top of the door is the left hand side. What you see is the door in the closed position.
Yeah, my hinges are installed correctly. I should have rotated the pictures when I uploaded them, it is confusing. I was trying to show the OP what they should look like and compare with his.
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