Failing end-bearing plates need to be replaced, or they will put your garage door at risk for complete failure. The garage door centre and end bearing plates must be installed correctly and maintained constantly. Otherwise, they will go bad again. Contact Fix Garage Doors CA for qualified garage door-bearing replacement services.
Besides, proper maintenance, including lubrication, will prolong the life of the end bearings plates. Replacing the end bearings plates when they show signs of wear is much cheaper than waiting for something terrible to happen and damaging other parts.
How to Replace End Bearing Plates
There are some very important components in the garage door system, and the end bearings plates are an important key in the garage door functioning. Manufacturers recommend to replace them after about 10,000-15,000 life cycles, that is the door has been opened and closed about 10,000-15,000 times. Over time the bearings begin to grind and it can cause the garage door opener to work harder. Please follow the instructions prepared by our garage door experts:
1. Please open the door with the garage door opener and unplug it
The opener will open the door as you replace the end-bearing plates. But we replace the bearings with the door open as well. Sometimes there is only about a turn of tension on the garage door springs.
2. Remove the lag that secures the top of the bearing plate to the header
If you have a similar type of bearing plate, remove the lag that secures the top of the bearing plate to the header. This bearing has “ADH” stamped on it. If you have this type of bearings, we recommend you replace them.
3. Remove the nuts and the bolts
Loosen the nuts at the bottom of the bearing plate. Remove the nuts and the bolts. Notice the rusty steel filings from the bearing on the angle just beyond my fingers.
4. Lower the shaft and the bearing plate
Lower the end of the shaft and the bearing plate. Raise the end of the shaft and rotate the plate 90 degrees.
5. Take out old bearing plate
Remove the old bearing plate.
6. Put new plate in place by sliding it on
Slide on the new plate. Lift the shaft and rotate the plate to get it beyond the horizontal track angle. Install the bottom bolts, but do not tighten them at this time. Check to ensure the cable is still on the drum and reinstall it if needed.
7. Fasten the top of the end bearing plate
Secure the top of the end bearing plate. Align the top of the bearing plate as needed. The plate should be plumb and secure. Lubricate both sides of the bearing.
8. Repeat for symmetry
Follow the same procedure for replacing the end bearing plate on the other side.
9. Verify cable position. Test manual & electric mode. Reengage opener
Check to make sure both cables are on the drums. Disengage the door from the opener and close the door manually to make sure the door works properly. And reengage the opener, plug in the power cord, and run the door electrically with the opener.
Same-day Garage Door Bearing Replacement
Garage door bearings wear due to insufficient lubrication and lack of constant maintenance. Generally, the bearings pop and grind, and the balls lose shape over time. As the garage door bearings continue to deteriorate, they eventually freeze up, which can be fixed by lubrication. However, sometimes garage door bearing should be replaced.
No matter the garage door type, we offer professional services for roll-up garage door repair and sectional, sliding and side-hinged garage door repairs. In most cases, it is unnecessary to change the door. Contact the professionals to replace any part, and your garage door will work as a new one. We provide same-day services in Toronto and GTA areas, and it will be enough to call us at (905) 247-6699 or submit a request online, scheduling the most convenient time for you.