Middle Roller and Hinge Replacement

How to Replace Rollers on Garage Doors

If you are replacing a roller:
These instructions only apply if you are replacing the rollers between the bottom fixture and the top fixture of your garage door. These rollers are found along the side of the door except the very bottom and the very top. For instructions on replacing the roller secured by the top fixture view our tutorial titled Top Roller Replacement. For instructions on replacing the roller secured by the bottom fixture view our tutorial titled Bottom Roller Replacement.


Get it right the first time!



If you are replacing a hinge:
This tutorial applies to replacing a hinge on the sides of the garage door next to the track. If you need to replace a hinge in the center of the garage door, you can follow these instructions and ignore the roller.

Caution: Do not use these instructions to replace the roller that is secured by the bottom bracket.

Caution: Do not remove a second hinge from your garage door before you secure the first one.


Get it right the first time!



We have also made a video to help you replace your garage door rollers in order to provide you a more audio-visual option while preparing to do your repair. Caution: The video was NOT designed to REPLACE the instructions below. The video is designed to INFORM the instructions. Protect yourself from serious injury and your property from further damage by reading all of the instructions below in addition to watching the video.

How to Replace Middle Garage Door Rollers


1. Remove the bolts that secure the hinge to the garage door. How to Replace Rollers
How to Replace Rollers 2. Remove the hinge and roller from the door. To remove the roller from the track, you will need to angle the stem toward the inside of the garage. Remove the roller from the hinge.
3. If you are replacing just your roller, insert the new roller into the old hinge. If you are replacing just a hinge, insert the old roller in the new hinge. If you are replacing both the hinge and roller, insert the new roller in the new hinge. The two ends of the hinge have holes for the lag screws. The end with a slot in the hinge must be on top, while the end with just a hole must be on the bottom. How to Replace Rollers
How to Replace Rollers 4. Insert the roller in the track. Again, you will need to angle the roller toward the inside of the garage for it to enter the track. Line up the holes for the hinge.
5. Secure the hinge to the garage door. You may need to add another bolt if one of the old bolts is broken. If you used a drill with a socket extension or an impact wrench to secure the hinge, check the tightness of the bolts with a socket wrench, and tighten the bolts accordingly. How to Replace Rollers


More Tutorials

Unmatched Support. The Right Part. DIY with Confidence!

YES, WE'RE OPEN FOR BUSINESS! DDM is considered a life-sustaining company because we are an internet retail company that provides essential products. Due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, however, we are changing our local order pickup policy at our West Chicago location. To pick up an order you will need to order first. The quickest way is to order in advance through our online shopping cart. There you can select the local pickup option. Or, you can call 630-293-1337 for assistance, to confirm availability of parts, and to place your order. Once ordered, your parts will be available for pickup in the lobby of our north side front entrance. Longer items will be picked up on the south side loading dock. Please honor the six foot social distancing rule. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate this challenge together. More information is available on our blog titled DDM Adjusts to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. In the same article you will also find documentation and an answer to the question: "Is a garage door repair company a life sustaining business?"

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 SHIPPING TIMES ARE NOT GUARANTEED, EVEN ON NEXT DAY AND SECOND DAY SHIPMENTS. NORMAL TRANSIT TIMES DO NOT APPLY.