Lubricating garage door opener

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You grease the bar and you can oil the chain as well. Use a grease that will be okay if cold temps are expected. The opener can also be grease as it has plastic gears, but they seldom need lube. Keep your door spring adjusted, and you wont have problems.
 
I have been friends with a gdo tech for many years. He uses motor oil on the big springs with a rag, silicone lube on the hinges, tracks and rollers because it does not attract dirt. The chain gets white lithium grease and the plastic gears get either silicone grease or lubriplate because its good for cold temps and does not break down the plastic.
 
Originally Posted By: chad8
I have been friends with a gdo tech for many years. He uses motor oil on the big springs with a rag, silicone lube on the hinges, tracks and rollers because it does not attract dirt. The chain gets white lithium grease and the plastic gears get either silicone grease or lubriplate because its good for cold temps and does not break down the plastic.


What about the bar and the guide that rides on the bar?
 
Originally Posted By: totegoat
I use 3-in One garage door lube.


X2, this is exactly what I use. Chain, tracks, rollers, everything. About every 3-4 months.
 
*DO NOT LUBE THE TRACK* You can lube the rollers as long as there not sealed. The chain is supposed to be factory coated and usually doesn't require lube.
 
Originally Posted By: Warstud
*DO NOT LUBE THE TRACK* You can lube the rollers as long as there not sealed. The chain is supposed to be factory coated and usually doesn't require lube.


The LiftMaster website says every 3-4 years, wipe off the track and reapply a small amount of white lithium grease.
 
My Sears garage door was put in back in the 1960's. 100% all original including the receiver and transmitter. I didn't really start lubricating it until about 15-20 years ago when I began doing some minor lubes. Sort of surprised it has lasted over 50 years.
 
I don't want to be another minority's defender of Sears - but them being a customer ahead of the customer has given me years of good service. Since my last cross threading wrt Sears - I have bought tools, shop vacs, and air compressors. Other Christmas gifts too. My same store manager gave me extra discount and carried heavy loads to my truck. He is not responsible for a hedge fund jerk - they could blow up that whole business category and I'd be happy. I invest in job creation businesses and sometimes at a cost - but I sleep well in doing so.
 
Originally Posted By: 4WD
I don't want to be another minority's defender of Sears - but them being a customer ahead of the customer has given me years of good service. Since my last cross threading wrt Sears - I have bought tools, shop vacs, and air compressors. Other Christmas gifts too. My same store manager gave me extra discount and carried heavy loads to my truck. He is not responsible for a hedge fund jerk - they could blow up that whole business category and I'd be happy. I invest in job creation businesses and sometimes at a cost - but I sleep well in doing so.


That's quite a talent you have-taking a thread about lubricating a garage door opener to your rant about Sears.
 
isn't it rather obvious? I'd say his is more of a gift than a talent.
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You dont need a special "Garage Door Lube" Any oil on the side rollers will do fine. As for the door opener, some grease on the rail is what Chamberline requires, (dont go nuts!) and light oil like WD-40 on the chain now and then.
 
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