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Old 03-14-2011, 12:27 PM   #1
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Garage Door Does Not Close Against Floor


Not sure where to post this exactly...but I just realized today that my garage door does not seal against the concrete floor. Not even close, really. Not sure how I didn't see this before...and not sure how long it's been a problem. It doesn't seem to be a problem with just the weatherstripping, as the gap is a good 1/2-inch or so.

I'm assuming this is a problem because of heat leakage/energy loss. Are there other reasons I should be concerned about this?

What can I do?

Thanks for any ideas! I'm not sure where to begin on this on...
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:30 PM   #2
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Well if your garage is heated its a big concern, if its not the only thing that I would be worried about is rodents.

New weather stripping and set the closed limit switch on the closer drive track to allow the door to go all the way down.

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is the door operated by an opener??

if not, you may have to take away some tension in the spring. If it is wound too tight, then it will tender to lift the door slightly..

if it is operated by an opener, then as recommended, an adjustment may be all that is needed.

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set the closed limit switch on the closer drive track to allow the door to go all the way down.
I have no idea what this means, but it sounds like a nice, easy fix! Right!?
Can someone explain further?
(Thanks for your replies. The garage door is operated with an opener.)
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On the rail that the door openner chain or gear, depending on what style, there will be a bracket with a simple switch mounted to it.

The switch is triggered by the door actuator coupling as it reached its full down position.

Basically close the door, look up at the track in the center of the door, the one that comes from the closer to the wall over the door. On that track with the door down you will see a small lever arm, this is the switch trigger.

It is held in place by a couple of 1/4" screws, loosen the screws and move the switch toward the wall, move in small increments, open and close the door and note the difference in the doors down position.

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i had an opener where the close position was set by a couple of dials on the unit. similar to the ones used for the down pressure.

do you have the manual for your opener?? check there for troubleshooting steps..

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