How to Maintain Belt Drive Garage Door Openers

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  • 2-3 hours
  • Beginner
  • 10-20
What You'll Need
Paint brush
Screwdriver set

The belt-driven garage door openers are on the expensive side among the different types of garage door openers available in the market. It has many advantages and also lasts for a long time if maintained properly. This type of garage door opener consists of a steel-reinforced rubber that pulls up the garage door smoothly and also does not create any noise. Keeping them in good shape is quite easy and requires little effort.

Step 1: Check the Manual Release Handle

First, check the manual release system by turning off the power of the belt drive opener. If the belt drive malfunctions for some reason, use the manual release handle to open the door.

Step 2: Use Lubricant

Purchase a spray lithium lubricant from the market and use it on all the movable parts of the opener. Run the opener a few times after applying the lubricant.

Step 3: Check the Door Hinges

After using the garage door for several years the hinges and springs may begin to show wear, making it more and more difficult to lift and close the door. From time to time check the hinges. If necessary, replace them.