January 2024
Garage door opener to door attachment repair

Repair #1 failed. The first repair used twice the number of fasteners than the factory setup. The door has no unusual opening/closing force or restriction.

Factory setup has bolts threading into the thin metal of the door. The bolts pull out of the metal door.

Repair #2

Adding twice as many fasteners into the door as Repair #1 and changing the fasener style - using Jack Nuts that expand behind the metal face instead of having bolts thread into the metal face.

This layout will allow for a "second use" of the wood plate for the wood to door opener attachment that still has two fasteners in use.

Door attachment / bracket fastened to the wood mounting board.

If the two flathead screws pull through the wood board, the board can be removed, rotated 180.