Door opener

Just installed a new screw drive garage door opener, and nowhere in the manual does it call for any lubrication of the screw itself, is it not to be lubed? Thanks for any info.
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Lindy wrote:

Genie sells a lubricant for the screw. Maybe theirs need it and yours doesn't? http://tinyurl.com/5yjlq
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Got the Genie tube at HD and use it annually. At same time ALL of the pivot points get lubed.
On Fri, 06 Aug 2004 13:30:00 -0400, Bill Schnakenberg

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Thanks again Bill.
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You are correct that some don't need lubrication & depends on the brand. Some have an inner-liner between the screw & rail & do not need to be lubed externally.
Doordoc www.DoorsAndOpeners.com
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Lindy wrote:

Hi, I spray Teflon lube sparingly once a year. It reduces noise. Tony
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Yes/No If you noticed, while installing it, there was red grease on the screw.
Yes, anything that moves on a door or operator needs lubricated periodicly <sp?>. No, you don't want to fill the thing with axle grease.
When you get ready to rake the leaves every year, look to see if anything is dry. If so, lubricate it (this includes lightly oiling the springs, rollers, hinges, and bearings of the door). If the screw is dry, add a little light weight grease. If it looks gummed up, spray it with with WD\40 and wipe it off. Cold weather tends to harden the grease and contaminates held within it, causing the operator to work harder than it should, and often times making the opener bind up. The carriage should move freely while disconnected.
If you bought an "Excellerator" (quick open):
-And put it on a "Overhead Door (since 1921, red ribbon, model 281, blah blah)", open the case and cut the resistor marked "speed option", or buy a new door. A fast opening "excellerator" will distroy this piece of junk within a year.
-Or if you put it on a wood door... Make sure to keep the nuts and bolts tight on all of the hinges. The door probably won't be distroyed, but it sure as hell won't work right.
Joe

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Lindy wrote:

probably have soft metal shaft and plastic parts that the screw metal goes into.. that's what i got on an old (25-30) unit from sears..... i use white lube on it... and about every two years i take the screw down and clean it off of the old lube as it picks up dirt and the grit makes it kinda hard on the unit and it does not want to open and close as easy....
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speaking of door openers..................is there a way to bypass the safety equip/electric eye thing?
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