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Unprofessional Craigslist Repair Men Mangle Garage Door in Surrey

13September

Unprofessional Craigslist Repair Men Mangle Garage Door in Surrey

Unprofessional Craigslist Repair Men Mangle Garage Door in Surrey

Craigslist Repair men convince a Surrey family that they could repair their garage door as required. After over a hour of unprofessional repairs they tell a story on how their changes to the door are all proper and they leave after collecting some cash. It turned out that their repairs only lasted four weeks before the door failed to open; which was a result of cables slipping off the Drum because of improper alignment of the bearing plate assemblies. You can see in the following pictures how crazy the changes where and how obvious hiring a Craigslist repair men is a bad idea.

Operator Trolley Wall Bracket fastened to the wall by craigslist repair guys

Operator Trolley Wall Bracket fastened to the wall by Craigslist repair guys

Left Garage Door Drum binding against End drum plate from improperly mounting of End Bearing Plate

Left Garage Door Drum binding against End drum plate

Cable pickup from bottom fixture showing extreme angle causing a dangerous safety issue

Cable pickup from bottom fixture showing extreme angle causing a dangerous safety issue

 

Torsion bar scoring from improperly mounted Trolley Wall Bracket

Torsion bar scoring from improperly mounted Trolley Wall Bracket

Track Jam bracket loose and showing moment marks from door operating.

Track Jam bracket loose and showing moment marks from door operating.

Torsion Bar Scoring from Trolley Bolts

Torsion Bar Scoring from Trolley Bolts

Improper Pickup arm position showing the angle and the stresses that are at play.  You can see the flexing of the Pickup Arm with about a 30 because the bracket was mounted in the wrong position. The angle of the pickup arm is beyond the allowable tolerances that the door was designed for which will result in a door that does not operate properly.

Upside down Pickup arm installed by unprofessional Craigslist repair men. Be warned there are people out there that will not repair your door properly and if you do encounter repair men that are suspect are not professional please do not let them touch your door. Your garage door is the heaviest, largest thing in your home and you don't want to let someone that is untrained in it's repair to put you or your family at risk.

Upside down Pickup arm installed by unprofessional Craigslist repair men. Be warned there are people out there that will not repair your door properly and if you do encounter repair men that are suspect are not professional please do not let them touch your door. Your garage door is the heaviest, largest thing in your home and you don’t want to let someone that is untrained in it’s repair to put you or your family at risk.

 

Craigslist Repair Men Fail. Always hire professionals.

The repairing of the issues did take a little over an hour to complete. You will see the changes are numerous and the pictures will tell a thousand words. When our service technician arrived it was evident after seeing how the trolley bracket was fastened that it became clear that a fine hand over the complete working assembly of the door was required. After tackling the issues of the trolley, the focus was shifted to the end bearing plates and alignment issues.  If the end bearing plates are not setup properly it is guaranteed that your door will not run as designed.

Properly Mounted Trolley Wall Bracket - you will see the two strong lags holding the bracket squarely on the wall.

Properly Mounted Trolley Wall Bracket – you will see the two strong lags holding the bracket squarely on the wall.

 

Properly Aligned Pickup Arm and Trolley Attached properly to door.

Properly Aligned Pickup Arm and Trolley Attached properly to door.

 

End Bearing plate properly mounted. You will see the bearing plate is not binding against the Left Drum (sprayed red)

End Bearing plate properly mounted. You will see the bearing plate is not binding against the Left Drum (sprayed red)

Properly Mounted Back-hanging of the track support hangers (punched angle holding tight against ceiling)

Properly Mounted Back-hanging of the track support hangers (punched angle holding tight against ceiling)

Booked Service Call – Dangerous End Bearing Plate Safety Issue

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Posted by Jamie  Posted on 13 Sep 
  • bad repair, bad trolley angle, bearing plate issue, binding bearing plate, cables off, Craigslist Repair, Dangerous Repairs, Faulty Repair, Improper Repairs, mangled repair, pickup arm issue, surrey, Untrained Repair Men, vancouver
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