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How do you fix a squeaky garage door?

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To fix squeaky garage door, tighten loose door and track hardware, replace the worn-out parts, tighten the door opener chain, and lubricate the moving parts with garage door lubricant to prevent the entry of dust. Repeat the lubrication process every six months to keep the door from squeaking.

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  1. Tighten the door and track hardware

    Use a deep socket and a ratchet to tighten the door and track hardware. Avoid over-tightening the screws to avoid stripping the screw holes.

  2. Replace worn-out rollers and hinges

    Remove worn-out rollers, and replace them with nylon rollers that contain sealed bearings. For a door with torsion springs, don't replace the bottom bracket rollers to avoid injuring yourself. Examine the hinges, and replace them in case they have developed oblong holes.

  3. Tighten the opener chain, and lubricate the moving parts

    Fasten the door opener chain according to the owner's manual so the chain does not cause jerky door movements, and lubricate the opener track or the screw drive opener threads. Apply garage door lubricant to the hinges, springs and bearings to prevent the entry of dust and dirt into the moving parts. Repeat the lubrication process regularly to maintain the quiet and prevent garage door parts from wearing out.

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