Auto Garage Door Bent Inwards

Our automatic garage door pinched inwards instead of following the groove around the curve of the door and bent some of the metal fixtures. Has anyone encountered this problem? What caused it and any suggestions on repair?
Thanks,
M.
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Id say an improper install, or if its old an improper instal,,,,,,, sorry either way.
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or someone putting a broom in the track and repeatedly trying to shut the door or someone practicing their lay-up shot and repeatedly slamming into the door or a bunch of other types of impact damage or even a cracked (defective) track.
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On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 21:42:42 -0600, "Mike Dobony"

Broken balance spring?
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continued to pull the door up it had to go somewhere. Most times I find that the track that is usually in two pieces, becomes misaligned. Or a roller wheel has failed. Lots of ideas, but can't see what transpired
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Michael wrote:

I assume you mean your segmented door did something like __/\__ that.
Local Ace sells all the hinges, rollers, etc. for repairing garage doors. If the door material itself wasn't severely damaged you may be able to replace the most badly injured parts. But you'll have to take it apart section by section most likely.
Do ensure that the tracks aren't holding up the rollers. Play with it "manually" for a while before hooking up the opener again. Lubrication of the roller axles should be oil, but use silicone on the tracks themselves to prevent dirt build-up. Look for any bent track segments. Do they all line up properly still? Did it get held up on a seam?
Carefully watch the torsion springs. Are they getting hung up on anything? The ones over the brackets are safe to adjust yourself (check for safety cables running inside the spring); the one over the door itself (if you have one) isn't.
It may well be worth it to call in a pro, or just to replace the entire door. The damage may mean it isn't weather-sealed anymore.
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Most times this type of damage is from the door being locked and someone trying to open the door w/ the opener. The bottom of the door doesn't move, so the top of the door bows inward if the clutch or the open sensitivity is set too high. If you have an outside lock it should be disabled so the lock handle can not be turned from the outside or inside so the door does not get locked accidently.
If the sections buckled they usually can not be bent back to perfect shape. Also if the sections bow back & forth while continuing to use the door the door sections will start to crack & break.
Doordoc www.DoorsAndOpeners.com
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