My garage door has been having problems going up lately. If I hit the opener and actually give it a slight manual assist, there are two spots where it feels sticky. Without an assist, it will stop. From observation, I can see that the two spots are where the first and second of the four sectional panel’s rollers make the curve at the top of the door.
I spent a few minutes looking and what it is, is the door is slightly off-center. By this I mean (and sorry no pictures but I can post some if it will explain better) that the pins attached to the rollers in the rails are protruding about an inch or more on the left side of the door than on the right. I also eyeballed the clearance between the door and the rails, and it’s clear that the door is off center. The first two top sections are off by the most, which is probably why it sticks there the most. Once the second section makes the turn at the top of the rail it’s all smooth.
So my question is - is this something that can be a home fix? I obviously don’t want to use any kind of pry bar to move it for fear of damaging the rail too. Can I get four or five big strong neighbors to try and push it over an inch to be on center again?
Or am I stuck paying a garage door person to come in and do this?