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Repairing Garage Door Opener Screws

By: Danny Lipford
Installing self tapping sheet metal screws in a garage door opener bracket.

Installing self tapping sheet metal screws in a garage door opener bracket.

The screws connecting a garage door opener to the garage door can come loose over time, making the garage door unable to raise or lower.

To repair the problem, replace the missing screws with slightly larger diameter self tapping sheet metal screws. Install one or more extra screws using the self tapping feature on the screws and an electric drill to drill holes through the bracket and garage door frame.

Watch this video to find out more.

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It’s not uncommon for the screws connecting the garage door opener and a garage door to come loose, rendering the opener useless. The solution is several self tapping screws that are slightly larger in diameter than the holes in the door.

The new screws will tighten up in the old holes because they are larger. And because they are self tapping, you can add one or two more in new locations to firmly secure the opener, so it works like it’s supposed to.



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