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Is there any need to oil-up or grease-up the springs or chain on a garage door opener in advance of winter?

If yes, is it oil, what kind, or grease, what kind, on the springs or chain?
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The chain yes, the springs no... you can hit the roller shaft bearing surfaces with some oil too..
 

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My opener has 2 nylon gears inside. I had to replace them once. Since then, I also give them a shot of the spray. After spraying everything, it is really quiet.

Mine also has a track that door runs in. The piece with the manual release. I give it some lube too.

Basically, spray anyplace that there is a bearing or other parts that have metal moving against metal. Don't overdue it though.
 

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Don't ever grease or oil your rollers or Springs, I would not grease a openers chains either.

It eventually drys and binds things up, a good silicone spray is all you need.

When We Installed doors we always gave the springs on the torsion tube, they do rub together when working and can eventually fatigue and snap.

The old school style no need as they don't work the same.
 
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