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They open and close based on balance and proper tension. The balancing and tension system receives help though, from the electric door opener. The units get plenty of work on a daily basis. More work requires more servicing, and periodic inspections. Pulleys and rollers that are damaged must be replaced at once. Units that are out of alignment with the track, can disengage, and damage the automatic door opener. The entire system can be lubricated with any standard machine oil to ensure smooth operation. The rollers are easily lubricated with light machine oil. Ones that are obviously damaged can easily be removed and exchanged. Never attempt to raise the mechanism with any missing. This can cause the unit to come away from the track. Wobbling or grinding caused by poor alignment must be corrected immediately. The tension springs are heavy gauge metal that loses tension over time. This puts a strain on the automatic opener. Have the springs inspected yearly. Never replace just one, always install two new ones regardless of wear or age. Owners should never attempt adjustments without proper training. Certain elements of the system require special tools and knowledge. Any moving parts other than electrical can be oiled with the recommended viscosity. Safety is paramount when children are using this entrance, because of potential injuries. Never allow children to operate the system. The control switch should be at least five feet off the floor. This prevents smaller children from operating the unit. Because many use their garages as their main entrance, children will of course be coming and going, as well. All systems have built in safety devices that need to be inspected periodically. Reversing sensors are installed in all newer units. When a light beam is broken, the door will reverse itself to prevent anyone from being trapped underneath. All units have reversing sensors to prevent anyone from being trapped underneath. Never assume the features will protect children. Supervise all children and pets when the system is in operation. Owners should perform tests on the system monthly. Never attempt any testing without help. The safety devices use light beams so ensure there are never any adjustments without verifying the device still operates afterward. All garage doors Fortworth should be inspected periodically.