If you noticed, while installing it, there was red grease on the
Yes, anything that moves on a door or operator needs lubricated
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.
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
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