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The vortex door at my industrial shop is hard to pull up and down and I would like to know what I can use to lubricate it. I have tried silicon spray and WD40. Is the some type of lubricant the I can use my email adress is JimtheWCC@roadrunner.com

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You may have some wheels that have lost or have frozen bearings. you may also have bent the structure that supports the frame, many times the bearings go out on more than one wheel at a time and will eventually cause the door to be very hard to open/close. you don't say what door you have and Vortex makes many different types and styles. Have you checked the spring loading? It is possible that the lock came loose and you have lost tension, be careful if you are going to try winding the spring yourself, many folks have been hurt trying to increase the tension on the spring. you would probalby be well advised to get a pro to come and look at your door.

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