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How to lubricate your garage door

When: Every 6 months

Lubricant: Silicone based or garage door lubricant

Where: Steel rollers, hinges, springs, spring shaft, end bearings. Do not spray lubricant on nylon tired rollers.

Time: 10-15 minutes

Cost: $10 for a can of garage door lubricant

Safety: Close the door and disconnect the electric operator before beginning.

To keep your garage door running smoothly and quietly, apply silicone based oil every six months to the hinges, rollers (bearings and shafts), springs and the spring end bearings. If the rollers have nylon tires, do not spray that portion of the roller.


hinges-end Hinges (end)
rollers-bearings-roller-shafts Rollers, bearings & roller shafts
hinges-center Hinges (center)
spring Spring (entire surface), spring shaft & end bearings

nylon-rollersIf your rollers have black or white nylon rollers, do not spray the tires with lubricant. Lubricate the roller shafts only.

After lubricating the door, open and close it a few times to distribute the lubricant.