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At my siblings for Christmas the garage door was causing me great anxiety. Everytime it was opened or retracted, the motor would shake back and forth. the previous owners were a bunch of cunnermans that held the motor with hvac angle iron. 

Illustration for article titled I mended a thing!
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Step 1: tighten all the bolts. still shakes

Step 2: add a diagonal brace to the super chinsey hangers. Would open fine, but shake like a MF when closing.

Step 3: grease tracks/wheels, bearings, still shake

Step 4: see how crooked the motor is mounted relative the center track bar (blue oval). The red lines are the original position. So I remove the bottom bolt of the newly installed brace, Use my highly calibrated shoulder, I shove the motor over @4", and rebolt

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Illustration for article titled I mended a thing!

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