The Liftmaster Openers of the Garage Door: Step By Step Maintenance.
by Isaq Naser
Maybe you do not need to think twice when you push the button of garage door’s Liftmasters openers every day. Just like other appliances, the technical things that allow the Liftmaster openers work properly is often being ignored – until of course they out of order. Therefore, the proper maintenance is the secret to a long life of the Liftmaster openers.
Even though you only need little technical skills or knowledge to maintenance your Liftmaster openers, you still need extra time and dedication.
Step by step, to maintenance the Liftmaster openers: First is lubrication. You must pay attention to all moving parts such as: rollers, hinges on roller tracks, and latches. They all need to be lubricated. Before lubricate them, clean them all by using a spray on solvent. Furthermore, if you have an additional spring opener, you can spray down the pulleys.
Be careful to the bearings on torsion-spring Liftmaster openers, clean all things thoroughly and apply some lubricants to the parts. Some Liftmaster openers are equipped with chain that makes opening mechanism work. Therefore, you also need to apply lubricant to the chain entirely.
Check for stuck hinges and rollers or any parts of the Liftmaster openers that may have excessive rust. Actually, you have to make sure about it before lubricate. Soak rusty and stuck parts with kerosene, and you can use a used toothbrush to make kerosene easily work into any cracks.
When using kerosene, you need extra care due to this kind of liquid is highly combustible. To remove rust and clean up the part you can use steel wool, and then once they are clean and not stuck anymore, you can apply them with lubricant. When you check for stuck hinges or rollers, it is also important to check for screws or bolts that may need tightening. Tighten them up as needed.
Afterward, take a look at the weather stripping along the edges of the Liftmaster openers. They need to be tight against the sides. Replace them immediately if it is pulling away, and installing the new ones.
Another important maintenance of the Liftmaster openers is painting or staining any wood parts. If it has already been painted, check whether it is chipping or wear-tear, and therefore, you need to apply a new coat. Wood that is unfinished has a risk to warp and can put strain on the Liftmaster openers that can shorten the life of Liftmaster openers.
You have to paint and stain both sides of the wood because is not only the exterior of the wood that prone to the damage, the interior also risks being broken, warp, and bend if not finished properly.
So, by keeping your Liftmaster openers and garage door in good maintenance you can save a lot of money, and of course you will get a long life of your Liftmaster openers allowing nice entry every time you come back to home.