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Bottom wheel of garage door came off track

Our bottom left wheel of the garage door came off the track and is now resting in front of the track while the other wheels are still in the track as they should be. This is putting tension on the lower section of the garage door. Is there a way to take this wheel off or an easy way to get the wheel back onto the track?

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  • brennca Nov 16, 2008

    I have a similar problem. It's an automatic garage door and one of the wheels (the last wheel on the left side) keeps coming out of the track. The wheels have a rod going through the middle of them, and for the other wheels (the working ones) the rod seems to be fastened to the wheel. For the broken wheel, the rod is loose and the wheel is pushed off the track when the door closes. I'm guessing I need a new wheel, or somehow need to fasten the rod to the wheel so it stays on the track.

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Get a roller with a long stem. Then open door fully and clamp open. take off cable. unbolt botton bracket, insert roller into it and track, rebolt, reattach calble, that is it.

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