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Old 03-06-2010, 12:21 PM   #1
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All of a sudden, the bottom panel of my metal (two car wide) garage door sags in the middle as it gets to the top when opened. The when I close it it builds a little pressure and pops back as it goes down. Can't be good for the opener or garage door. But can't seem to see what causes it.

Anybody experience this and know what causes it and how to fix it??

Garage is 19 years old.

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Call an overhead door specialist. You don't want to start messing with the spring if you don't know what you are doing and lose a hand.
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Is there a brace that goes across the width of the door? If the door is sagging in the middle when it's open, then the panel needs some sort of support. Has the door panel been hit?
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Call an overhead door specialist. You don't want to start messing with the spring if you don't know what you are doing and lose a hand.
Yeah....I hear that.....NEVER mess with the springs. They were replaced about a year ago.
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Is there a brace that goes across the width of the door? If the door is sagging in the middle when it's open, then the panel needs some sort of support. Has the door panel been hit?
No brace, just the frame and 3 vertical inserts across each panel.

Double checked.....not hit....that was my first thought.
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you may need a long piece(s) of heavy gauge metal angle to screw into the weak door panel for support 16 ga would work nicely. this will only put off the inevitable though.
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