Can you use WD-40 on a garage door opener?

Can you use WD-40 on a garage door opener? What’s the best way to clean a noisy or squeaky garage door? Let’s take a look at you best options when trying to fix up a squeaky or non-responsive door.

Can you use WD-40 on a garage door opener?

Can you use WD-40 on a garage door opener? Well, firstly let’s take a look at what WD-40 is.

The WD stands for ‘water displacement’ – originally WD40 was created to spray water from metal parts before assembling them (in order to prevent rust accumulation). As such the active ingredients of WD-40 are mineral spirits, mineral oil, and carbon dioxide. While the mineral oil is good for lubrication the mineral spirits, which dissolve grease and dirt, will dissolve quickly and you’ll be left with a small amount of mineral oil, not nearly enough to effectively lubricate a heavy garage door. WD-40 or silicone spray can also dry out the wheel bearings by washing the grease out of them – making the problem even worse. It is true that WD-40 has myriad uses, but cleaning your garage door is not one of them.

How do I lubricate a garage door opener?

We recommend using a commercial garage door grease or a lubricant spray to lubricate your garage door. For example, 3-IN-ONE 300g Professional Garage Door Lubricant (which is actually made by the WD-40 company) is currently $9.90 at Bunnings (don’t hold us to the price!) and will help reduce friction, stop squeaks and eliminate sticking doors.

Don’t use WD-40! Use a suitable product and lubricate your door every six months and you’ll help increase the longevity of your garage door opener. If you’d prefer, the friendly team at the Door Doctors have a fixed price servicing for garage door openers available – regular maintenance which means you can save money on your investment in the long run but don’t need to worry about repairing it yourself.

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If you’re interested in garage door repair and need some help from the Door Doctors please give us a call on 07 3299 2992 or click here to contact us online. We’d love to hear from you!

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Garage Door Repairs in Brisbane

How to pick a company to help you with garage door repairs – by the Door Doctors.

Do you have a problem with your garage door? Perhaps the remote has stopped working; you’ve had an accident and backed into it, or it’s not going up and down correctly. Sometimes the motor can make strange sounds or the door doesn’t work at the speed it used to. These can be simple fixes, or something more complicated –in any case it’s worth calling in the specialists to make sure your garage door is fixed correctly so it doesn’t become a problem in the future.

Door Doctors are experts if you need garage door repairs in Brisbane.  Our experienced and friendly team can be out to your place quickly – and we’ve been around for so long we’re able to solve the vast majority of problems then and there. We have a crew dedicated to garage door breakdowns and plenty of replacement stock if you do need a new part or even a new motor.

We understand the inconvenience and annoyance that having a broken garage door can be – it can also be a safety issue if you have internal doors inside the garage. We help businesses and families with expert garage door repair, sales, installation, maintenance, whether they’re roller door, panel lift door, sectional door or tilt door.

Some other companies will simply replace motors/operators to fix a broken door, but this isn’t always necessary – the problem can sometimes be small and relatively inexpensive. The Door Doctors team will do their best to ensure you’re able to get your garage door working again – as quickly as possible and at a fair price.

Please click here to learn more about our garage door repair business, email us on [email protected], or give us a call at 02 3299 2992 and we’d be happy to have a chat about how we can help you with any garage door problems you may be experiencing.


Garage Door Maintenance & Cleaning

Garage Door Maintenance
Garage Door Maintenance and Cleaning

Your garage door needs regular cleaning, just like your car – in fact, we recommend doing both at the same time so it’s easy to remember! Roller and shutter doors are a lot more durable than they used to be – so along with fixed maintenance (you’ll double the life of your door with regular servicing) all you really need to do is give them a good clean every now and then! Cleaning your garage door is simple, quick, and will help ensure your investment looks great and works smoothly. Garage door maintenance can sometimes be best left to the experts but we suggest

Protect your garage door (roller or sectional) with these eight simple steps to keep it looking great and (along with a servicing schedule) ensure it’s working well for years to come.

  • Perform a spot test – use warm soapy water or a gentle cleaner – avoid abrasive cleaners and harsh tools such as scourers as they could damage the door. Place a small amount on an unobtrusive area to make sure the cleaner doesn’t discolour or damage the surface before starting.
  • Use a stiff brush to remove detritus such as mildew, dirt, or animal droppings.
  • Rinse with water before cleaning (both sides).
  • Clean the front and back of the door with warm soapy water and a gentle cloth.
  • Rinse with water after cleaning (both sides).
  • (If applicable) wipe down the springs with an oily rag.
  • Prevent rust and corrosion, stop squeaks, eliminate sticking and reduce friction by lubricating hinges, tracks and rollers with lubricating oil (you can get a can of this quite inexpensively from any hardware store – ask for garage door lube)
  • Don’t try and clean the motor and stay away from any of the electronics! That’s best left to the professionals.

We hope this helps! Any questions, please call Door Doctors on 3299 2992.

The Door Doctors

If you need a hand with buying and installing a new garage door give us a call on 3299 2992 or click here to enquire online about how we can help you – from research, sales, servicing and repair – we can do it all. Door Doctors – sorting out life’s ups and downs!

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