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Old 02-03-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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painted the house and garage door....paint dried and two days later went to open the garage door.....door was ''painted shut'' and garage door opener's rails? buckled trying to open.....what is the proper name for those ''rails'' that the carriage rides on ?????

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:14 PM   #2
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I generally hear it referred to as "track"

just to be clear;

you are talking about the track or rails that are on either side of the door, right?

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no...i'm talking about the 2 rails that carriage[on the chain] slides back and forth on...
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there are a few different types of openers but from what I can find, "rail" seems to be the most common term used.
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I'd say your torque settings were a wee bit high on that openner.

Sounds like it was set to crush cars and trucks.......

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I'd say your torque settings were a wee bit high on that openner.

Sounds like it was set to crush cars and trucks.......

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Yeah that was my thought also. It should have aborted before in bent the rails. That much opening force could accidentally hang a child playing too close to the door. Closing, it could crush a child.
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Closing, it could crush a child.
Not if it has a door bottom sensor or beam sensor.

I think they are now requirements but not sure. Anyway, you should have one of them whether it is a requirement or not.
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the sensor worked on the lowering cycle....got dents in everything...but i don't know if it works on the raising cycle...i watched it twist the rails,and then gave an angry hum when they would not bend anymore.....but now i have to find out how to replace them...

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