How to replace garage door hinges in garage door

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Garage door hinge is the core component of garage door structure and operation. Given their hard work moving garage doors up and down, they may wear out over time. If your door makes strange noises when opening and closing, it may indicate that your hinge needs to be replaced.

1. Know the hinge type

There are many different garage door hinge sizes and shapes. Most garage doors have thinner hinges. If this is the case with your doors, you can consider replacing them with stronger and more durable hinges.

Make sure the replacement hinge is suitable for your door. You can find a replacement garage door hinge at your local hardware store. However, for more varieties and competitive prices, please find the best hinge options online.

2. Open the garage door

Once you have the right replacement hinge, move your garage door to the up position. This makes it more difficult to operate the hinge, but it is the safest position to work on the door because the door spring tension is minimal.

Next, secure the door with the clip under the bottom roller to ensure that it stays up and does not move during maintenance. If you don’t have a clip, you can use a wooden wedge under the door to stabilize it.

When you work on the door, it is best to turn off the power of the opener. You can do this by powering the circuit breaker or by unplugging the motor from the socket.

Collect appropriate tools to remove the screws or bolts that hold the hinge in place. A screwdriver may be enough, but for screws that are difficult to loosen, you may need an impact wrench.

3. Replace the hinge

Remove and replace each hinge before moving to another hinge. This will minimize the amount of movement or sagging of the garage door panel during installation.

Remove the screws that secure the fasteners for each hinge. Then tilt outward to disengage the roller from the vertical track.

If you do not replace the roller, remove it from the old hinge and connect it to the new hinge. It is a good idea to add a light lubricant to the drum.

Make sure that the rollers are placed back on the right hinge bracket and inserted into the vertical rails. Then reconnect the new hinge to the garage door panel. Be sure to tighten the bolts in the two fasteners at the top and bottom of the roller carrier.

4. Make some necessary tests

Ensure that the new hinge or hinge is aligned and firmly fixed to the door panel. In addition, please carefully check whether you have installed the hinge face up. Then, remove the clip or bracket that holds the door in the up position and insert the motor.

Finally, test the door opening and closing to ensure that the door moves smoothly. It is a good idea to do this manually using the emergency release line. In contrast to the motor, if the door does not move as expected, you can stop the movement and avoid potential damage to the door.

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