Forum Title: Garage door cables cut
I have a self-inflicted (just like most of them ) problem with my garage door. It�s Wayne Dalton I believe I-drive opener rite on the grade door header. My door had problems before with closing not all the way and acting up a bit, but after some lubrication is started working just fine. Last week when I was in the hurry to get out of the house, it left about 1.5 ft gap and stopped on closing. I tried reversing it with external remote, it went all the way up and on the way down stopped at the same spot. I checked any obstructions � none. When I tried to use emergency release I noticed that cables were all tangled up around the end caps of the �spring pipe� not sure of terminology. I was forced to cut the cables to release the door because it was stuck in one spot & would not move up or down. I know it�s not very safe to mess with those things, so what level do I have to be in order to handle it myself or I need to pay like $300 to fix it. Thank you for your suggestions,
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: LUIS PATTERSON (Lorain, OH), 01/02/2019

The problem is that the storm windows are more energy efficient than the windows. Warm moist air is leaking out of the windows, and condensing/freezing on the storms. There are ways to rehab old windows, which is not inexpensive. Or you can replace with architecturally correct windows, also not inexpensive. Most of the things you suggest will help. Reglazing, caulking, weatherstriping, etc, can't hurt, and is not expensive if DIY. Storms definitely need bottom vents(weep holes), which is why they are there, to let out moisture.

- SANDRA MOORE (Naperville, IL), 02/17/2019


- DAVE ACOSTA (Parker, CO), 02/19/2019

Wayne Dalton has a winding mechanism that is fairly easy to use. Instructions should be available on their website, but not much else. For single doors it is on the right side facing the door. You need a power drill with a 3/8 socket. Loosen locking bolts, and unwind to 0. If you get to this point, get back to us.

- GENE NUNEZ (Peoria, IL), 03/02/2019

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