Garage door seized up

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  1. RogeTeri

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    Went to open the door and found after a couple of inches it would not move. Sprayed hinges with penetrating oil but makes no difference. Bit worried about damaging hinges. Any bright ideas?
     
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    Not a lot to go wrong with hinges...

    Has the other side got a small door that you could empty every thing and crawl inside and see if some thing has dropped down and snagged.. ?

    Or perhaps the door stay has gotten bent(y)
     
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    You need to persevere with the WD40, it will eventually get through and all will be well.
     
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    After a while just try to get it to open a fraction at a time.
     
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    I had the same problem with mine last year , not quite as bad as yours but could feel the door getting tighter eventually had to take them and cleen them all out and refit like night and day now.
     
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    If the hinge is mounted slightly off centre it can go wrong over time. That's what caused one of our door hinges to break on our previous van - old thread here. I'd follow Gerry's suggestion.
     
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    Wd40 and Some patience then
     
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    A few spots of diesel or better still brake fluid will penetrate better than WD40. But be careful of your paintwork if you use brake fluid.
     
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