My girlfriend’s garage door opener squeaks. I’d like to fix that one day when she’s away at work. She was told that White Lithium Grease on the rails and WD40 on the coil should fix it, but that hasn’t seemed to work (she got lax with doing it for a while).
What works for you guys? Should I just go with what she was told and pound away at it often to stop the squeak, or should I pull out the big guns?
My Mom had possibly the loudest garage door I’ve ever opened/closed. 'Course, when my dad died, no one ever maintained a lot of things. Last Christmas, while there, I bought some lithium grease. Totally quiet, new door. And this was an old monster, probably 35 years old. Shot it on the screw track–done.
I’ve gone through a can and a half on the tracks and it still squeaks. Either it’s not doing the job (less likely) or I’m not applying it right (more likely). It should go on the tracks, right? Like, the places where the little wheels come into contact with the track, right?