How to check for loose garage door chain
A garage door is something almost every home has and it is common to need some type of garage door repair at one time or another. An overhead garage door opener uses either a chain or a belt driven by a motor to open and close the door. The most common set up consists of a garage door motor driven by a chain system.
Sometimes this chain can become loose and you may find that a loose garage door chain has less power to open and close your garage door. You may also find that it is just creating an annoying sound.
As long as you have some simple home improvement tools, you should be able to fix this problem yourself. Getting the correct tightness in your garage door chain is not very difficult, and you should be able to complete the project within a few hours.
You will want to make sure that the chain is in fact loose and not broken or damaged. To check for a loose chain, first observe the door as it opens and closes to make sure that there is not an obvious problem with the garage door itself.
If you hear noises such as creaks or groins or the chain is slapping, this could indicate a problem with the chain drive system. If that is the case, then you will need the assistance of a professional garage door repair service.
You will also want to observe the chain to be sure that it is not broken or damaged. If in doubt about the stability of the chain, replace it completely. After you are sure that a loose chain is the only problem, then you can begin to repair it.
Near the trolley (the parts that connects to the garage door), there will be a place where the two chain ends meet. One side has a bolt and two nuts.
Loosen the two nuts then run the one on the right side toward the right slightly, then tighten the nut on the left to pull everything toward the nut on the right. This will tighten the chain, repeat if the chain is still too loose. There should be a little slack in the chain when correctly tightened.
If you need help with loose garage door chains in Katy, Texas, contact the Katy garage door specialists.