Cannot adjust old door hinge tension

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Old 04-28-19, 01:04 AM
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Cannot adjust old door hinge tension

I'm trying to loosen the tension on my garage door hinge by following this video, but so far no luck:

https://youtu.be/RPmOioJSJVU

The problem is I cannot rotate the cylinder separately from the hinge; when I put the allen wrench into the hole and turn it towards the wall (counter-clockwise), the hinge also wants to rotate as well, and I'm afraid if I use too much force the hinge will come off the door. Photo of the hinge is attached with door closed.



Here's a video of me trying to rotate the cylinder towards the wall so I can remove the pin:

https://youtu.be/XXqKbNxIJso

UPDATE: I found out the reason I wasn't able to rotate the cylinder was because there was a layer of paint behind the door hinge after it was repainted. After removing that layer of paint, I was able to rotate the cylinder and change the pin position with a little bit of force.
 

Last edited by 10basetom; 04-28-19 at 02:06 AM.
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Old 04-28-19, 06:25 AM
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At first I thought you were referring to the bay door. Apparently with your edit, you solved the problem.
 
 

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