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Edmonton Lock Surgeon garage door parts, springs and hinges sales and parts counter has garage door replacement springs, garage door hinges, garage door rollers, garage door photo-eyes, garage door remotes, garage door weatherstrip, garage door replacement motors and garage door cables. Visit the Edmonton parts and service counter for garage door parts, springs & hinges by Lock Surgeon Edmonton. Garage Door Parts Springs & Hinges Edmonton Lock Surgeon

There are a number of different garage door parts required to match your existing garage door repair parts needs. All garage doors have been designed to use very specific garage door hinges, rollers, cables, drums, springs, track, panels and weatherstrip. Lock Surgeon's Edmonton garage door parts centre will help you find the correct garage door part to match your current garage door repair needs. It's wise and easy to bring us photos of your current garage door, broken garage door part or bring in the actual broken garage door part so that Lock Surgeon technicians can match your garage door part accurately.

Your Edmonton garage door may be a wood garage door, hollow metal or insulated steel garage door, it may be that your brand of garage door is made by one of these manufacturers: Barcol Steel Craft garage door parts, Creative Door garage door parts - Wayne Dalton garage door parts, Garaga garage door parts, Overhead Door garage door parts, Northwest Door garage door parts, Haas Door garage door parts, Clopay Garage Doors garage door parts, Amar Garage Doors garage door parts, Equal Garage Doors garage door parts, Door Masters-Sunshine Door garage door parts, and Richard Wilcox garage door parts - If so, Lock Surgeon Edmonton garage door parts technicians can match the parts you need.

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Visit Lock Surgeon's Edmonton garage door parts spring and hinge parts counter

Visit Lock Surgeon's Edmonton garage door parts sales and service centre to view and purchase garage door parts spring, hinges, rollers, drums, cables, remotes, photo eyes, weatherstrip and garage door panels.

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Home garage door springs and wayne dalton tork tubes for garage door repair.

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Visit Lock Surgeon's sales and service garage door parts counter. Not all garage door springs are alike, they vary in length, wire-gauge and style.


Lock Surgeon Residential Garage Door Parts Edmonton

Edmonton Lock Surgeon residential garage door parts.

Lock Surgeon Edmonton Carries a Large Variety of Garage Door parts springs & Hinges

Lock Surgeon's residential garage door parts include a variety of common replacements for residential garage door 14 gauge hinges, 17 gauge hinges for ThermoCraft, residential top and bottom garage door fixtures, two inch garage door rollers, white nylon short stem bearings, two inch short stem steel roller bearings and two inch white nylon long stem roller bearings.

1) Residential garage door 14 gauge Hinge #1
2) Residential garage door 14 gauge Hinge #2
3) Residential garage door 14 gauge Hinge #3
4) Residential garage door 14 gauge Hinge #4
5) Residential garage door 14 gauge Hinge #5
6) Residential garage door 14 gauge Hinge #6
7) ThermoCraft garage door 17 gauge Centre Hinge
8) ThermoCraft garage door 17 gauge CNB Centre Hinge
9) ThermoCraft garage door 17 gauge Hinge #1
10) ThermoCraft garage door 17 gauge Hinge #2
11) ThermoCraft garage door 17 gauge Hinge #3
12) ThermoCraft garage door 17 gauge Hinge #4
13) Top garage door fixture for residential garage doors
14) Bottom garage door fixture for residential home garage doors
15) 2" garage door roller with black rubber wheel for home garage doors
16) White nylon garage door roller bearings with short stems for residential garage doors - bag of 10
17) 2" steel bearing garage door roller, short stem for home garage doors - bag of 10
18) 2" white nylon bearing garage door roller, long stem for residential garage doors


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Lock Surgeon door replacement parts Edmonton.

Lock Surgeon stocks a Large Variety of Residential Garage Door Replacement Parts Edmonton.

Lock Surgeon's residential garage door parts include a variety of common replacements for residential garage doors such as: Barcol Steel Craft, Creative Door - Wayne Dalton, Garaga, Overhead Door, Northwest Door, Haas Door, Clopay Garage Doors, Amar Garage Doors, Equal Garage Doors, Door Masters-Sunshine Door, and Richard Wilcox. Parts that include: jamb brackets, slide locks, t-handle cable lock systems, lift handles, step plates, standard lift cable drums for 8 foot and 12 foot doors, premade cable assemblies for 8'6" doors and 9'6" doors, cable snubbers, press-fit bearings, end bearing plate with bearing, spring plates, thermocraft operator plate, operator reinforced brackets, residential operator reinforced adjustable bracket, residential garage door springs for left and right hand in various lengths and thickness.

1) Residential garage door jamb bracket 5/16" bore - J-05 No5 12 gauge.
2) Residential garage door slide lock
3) Residential garage door T-handle cable lock system 1-3/8" for thick doors
4) Residential garage door lift handle
5) Residential garage door 11 gauge step plate
6) Residential garage door 9"x1" bore standard lift cable drums
7) Residential garage door 144"x1" bore standard lift cable drums
8) Residential garage door 1/8"x8'6" premade cable assembly for 7' doors
9) Residential garage door 1/8"x9'6" premade cable assembly
10) Residential garage door cable snubbers sold as pair
11) Residential garage door press fit bearing - standard 1" shaft
12) Residential garage door 13 gauge end bearing plate with bearing
13) Residnetial garage door fixed spring plate 3-3/8" offset with 1" bearing
14) Residential garage door ThermoCraft operator plate - 19"
15) Residential garage door operator reinforced bracket 21 galvanized
16) Residential garage door operator reinforced adjustable bracket 18-24 zinc plated
17) Residential garage door springs in various sizes - left and right hands


Lock Surgeon Replacement Parts for Residential Home Garage Doors Edmonton

Lock Surgeon Edmonton replacement parts for residential home garage doors.

Edmonton Lock Surgeon stocks a Large Variety of Residential Garage Door Replacement Parts.

Lock Surgeon's residential garage door parts include a variety of common replacements for residential garage doors such as: Barcol Steel Craft, Creative Door - Wayne Dalton, Garaga, Overhead Door, Northwest Door, Haas Door, Clopay Garage Doors, Amar Garage Doors, Equal Garage Doors, Door Masters-Sunshine Door, and Richard Wilcox. Parts that include: jamb brackets, slide locks, t-handle cable lock systems, lift handles, step plates, standard lift cable drums for 8 foot and 12 foot doors, premade cable assemblies for 8'6" doors and 9'6" doors, cable snubbers, press-fit bearings, end bearing plate with bearing, spring plates, thermocraft operator plate, operator reinforced brackets, residential operator reinforced adjustable bracket, residential garage door springs for left and right hand in various lengths and thickness.

1) Residential home 7' garage door spring:
   Extension spring 7' door 60lbs
   Extension spring 7' door 80lbs
   Extension spring 7' door 1000lbs
   Extension spring 7' door 160lbs 2) Residential garage door 3" zinc plated stell pulley for extension spring assembly
3) Wayne Dalton garage door cable drums up to 8' doors
4) Wayne Dalton new style TM+ Paul Knob garage door winding gear plate assembly double door LH and RH
5) Wayne Dalton garage door end hinge #1
6) Wayne Dalton garage door end hinge #2
7) Wayne Dalton garage door end hinge #3
8) Wayne Dalton garage door end hinge #4
9) Wayne Dalton garage door inter hinge
10) Wayne Dalton garage door adjustable operator bracket
11) Wayne Dalton garage door torque tube springs:
   16'x7" 9100 TM (old style)
   16'x7" 9100 TM+ (new style)
   16'x7" 9600 TM (old style)
   16'x7" 9100 TM+ (new style)


Edmonton Lock Surgeon Replacement Parts for Commercial Garage Doors

Lock Surgeon replacement parts for commercial garage doors Edmonton.

Lock Surgeon Edmonton carries a Large assortment of Commercial Garage Door Replacement Parts for Overhead Doors

Lock Surgeon's commercial garage door parts comprise a variety of common replacements for commercial overhead doors. Parts that include: hinges and roller brackets.

1) Commercial 11 gauge hinge #1
2) Commercial garage door 11 gauge hinge #2
3) Commercial garage door 11 gauge hinge #3
4) Commercial garage door 11 gauge hinge #4
5) Commercial garage door 11 gauge hinge #5
6) Commercial garage door 11 gauge hinge #6
7) Commercial garage door 11 gauge hinge #7
8) Commercial garage door 11 gauge hinge #8
9) Commercial garage door 11 gauge hinge #9
10) Commercial garage door 11 gauge hinge #10
11) Commercial garage door 11 gauge hinge #11
12) Commercial garage door 11 gauge hinge #12
13) Commercial garage door CNB Centre hinge
14) Commercial garage door NB roller bracket #1
15) Commercial garage door NB roller bracket #2
16) Commercial garage door NA roller bracket #3
17) Commercial garage door NA roller bracket #4
18) Commercial garage door NA roller bracket #5


Lock Surgeon Replacement Parts for Commercial Overhead Doors Edmonton

Edmonton Lock Surgeon replacement parts for commercial overhead doors.

Lock Surgeon Edmonton carries a Large assortment of Commercial Overhead Door Replacement Parts.

Lock Surgeon's parts comprise a variety of replacements for commercial overhead doors. Parts that include: roller brackets, centre hinges, steel roller bearings, bottom brackets, adjustable bottom fixtures, top fixtures, Richard Wilcox jamb brackets, end bearing plates, adjustable spring plates, bolt flange housing with insert bearing, flanged bearing heavy duty zinc plated.

1) Commercial garage door NA roller bracket #6
2) Commercial garage door NA roller bracket #7
3) Commercial garage door "Sunshine" centre hinge
4) Commercial garage door 3" steel bearing roller, short stem
5) Commercial garage door 3" steel bearing roller, long stem
6) Commercial garage door 3" HD sealed bearing, solid steel tire, zinc plated
7) Commercial garage door 3" white nylon roller, 9" stainless steel stem double sealed bearing
8) Commercial garage door 3 bottom bracket CBB-95-3
9) Commercial "Steelcraft" garage door adjustable bottom fixtures
10) Commercial garage door top fixture
11) Commercial "Richard Wilcox" garage door 4" jamb bracket (2" and 3")
12) Commercial "Richard Wilcox" garage door 4.5" jamb bracket
13) Commercial "Richard Wilcox" garage door 5.25" jamb bracket
14) Commercial "Richard Wilcox" garage door 6.5" jamb bracket
15) Commercial garage door 3-3/8" end bearing plate
16) Commercial garage door adjustable spring plate
17) Commercial garage door FD05G 2 bolt flange housing used with UC205-16 1"x52mm insert bearing
18) Commercial garage door flanged bearing heavy duty zinc plated


Edmonton Lock Surgeon Replacement Parts & Motors for Commercial Overhead Doors

Lock Surgeon Edmonton replacement parts and motors for commercial overhead doors.

Lock Surgeon Edmonton Replacement Parts for Commercial
Overhead Doors.

Lock Surgeon has parts for commercial overhead doors. Parts that include: adjustable couplers, solid couplers, 54x1" bore high-lift cable drums, 120x1" boor high-lift cable drum, long-throw lock, 15" pusher springs, springs with bracket, shaft mount chain hoist jrg v2 1" shaft direct drive, shaft mount chain hoist jrg v2 1" shaft direct drive, chain keeper, vee belts, liftmaster disconnect sash chains, liftmaster medium-duty hoist operator, liftmaster medium-duty jackshaft operator.

1) Commercial garage door adjustable coupler
2) Commercial garage door solid coupler
3) Commercial garage door D525-54x1" bore high lift cable drums
4) Commercial garage door D575-120x1" bore high lift cable drums
5) Commercial garage door garage long-throw lock
6) Commercial garage door 15" pusher spring, sold as pair (also comes in 27")
7) Commercial garage door spring with bracket, sold as pair
8) Commercial garage door shaft mount chain hoist JRG V2 1" shaft direct drive
9) Commercial garage door shaft mount chain hoist JRG V2 1" jack shaft direct drive
10) Commercial garage door chain keeper
11) Commercial garage door vee belts in various sizes:
    DS5L-370
    DS5L-350
    DS5L-340
    DS5L-300
    DS4L-400
    DS4L-360
    DS4L-340
    DS4L-290
12) Commercial Liftmaster garage door disconnect sash chain
13) Commercial Liftmaster garage door disconnect chain sash

14) Commercial Liftmaster garage door medium-duty hoist operator - For use on smaller, lighter commercial doors with mid-range duty cycle requirements. Rated duty cycle: Maximum 12 cycles per hour; Less than 50 cycles per day. Wall mount for high or vertical lift sectional doors or small rolling doors and grilles. Chain hoist with electric interlock for manual operation in an emergency.

15) Commercial Liftmaster garage door medium-duty jackshaft operator - For use on smaller, lighter commercial doors with mid-range duty-cycle requirements. Rated duty cycle: Maximum 12 cycles per hour; Less than 50 cycles per day. Floor level disconnect disengages operator manual lifting in an emergency. Wall mount for high or vertical lift sectional doors or small rolling doors and grilles.


Lock Surgeon Replacement Residential & Commercial Garage/Overhead Door Electronic Parts Edmonton

Edmonton Lock Surgeon replacement residential and overhead commercial garage door electronics.

Lock Surgeon Edmonton Garage/Overhead Door Electronic Replacement Parts.

Lock Surgeon carries electronic replacement parts that include: commercial liftmaster orange coil cord 3 wire 18 gauge 20' extended, commercial liftmaster black coil cord 4 wire 18 gauge 20' extended, commercial coil cord offset bracket, commercial exterior 3 wire air switch w/plastic housing non-adjustable, commercial metal housing for air switch, commercial exerior 3 wire air switch(face only) metal housing, commericial rubber plug for pneumatic hose, commercial brake solenoid for 115v - 120v, commercial brake solenoid 230v - 240v, commercial brake solenoid 575v, residential liftmaster wireless control panel, residential liftmaster wireless keyless entry, residential liftmaster garage door alarmed monitor, residential home link repeater kit, residential liftmaster photo eye brackets with snap-on track, residential Genie photo eye replacement kit, residential 75w rough surface frosted light bulb.

1) Residential Liftmaster garage door DC batter backup wall mount (jackshaft) Wi-Fi garage door opener 8500W. • Wall mount design frees up ceiling space in your garage, reduces noise and vibration. Built-in Wi-Fi® allows for smartphone control with the myQ® app. Battery Backup allows you to open/close your door even when the power is out. Includes myQ Remote LED Light featuring 1,500 lumens. Automatic Garage Door Lock deadbolts your door after closing. Enables secure in-garage delivery for Amazon Prime packages.

2) Commercial Liftmaster garage door 390mhz co-axial single channel receiver
3) Commercial Liftmaster garage door universal sec+2.0 receiver
4) Commercial garage door linear 1 channel delta 3 310mhz receiver
5) Commercial Liftmaster garage door 315mhz receiver (parkade)
6) Commercial garage door Carloz Gavazzi harsh environment photo eye reflector
7) Commercial garage door ER100 4 square reflector
8) Commercial garage door overhead door photo eye
9) Commercial garage door pneumatic treadle hose (hard hose) air switch to pneumatic hose
10) Commercial garage door pneumatic gum hose 1/2"x34'
11) Commercial garage door overhead door 3 button switch
12) Commercial garage door 3 button wall station NEMA 4(Manaras)
13) Commercial garage door black coil cord 2 wire 18 gauge 20' extended


Lock Surgeon Replacement Remotes for Residential & Commercial Openers Edmonton

Lock Surgeon replacement remotes for commercial and residential garage door openers Edmonton.

Lock Surgeon Edmonton Garage/Overhead Door Replacement Remotes for Openers.

Lock Surgeon carries electronic replacement parts that include: residential GPSuper high voltage battery 12v alkaline, residential MaxCell 3v lithium button cell, residential Macveil 3v lithium button cell, residential renata 3v lithium button cell, residential energizer industrial 9v battery, residential overhead 3 button code dodger, residential overhead door 3 button remote, residential liftmaster transmitter, residential liftmaster 1 button remote control, residential liftmaster 3 button keychain remote, residential/commercial linear 1 button delta-3 transmitter 310mhz, Lock Surgeon garage door lubricant.

1) Residential garage door GPSuper high voltage battery 12v alkaline.
2) Residential garage door MaxCell 3v lithium button cell
3) Residential garage door Macveil 3v lithium button cell
4) Residential garage door Renata 3v lithium button cell
5) Residential garage door Energizer industrial battery
6) Residential garage door Overhead 3 button code dodger
7) Residential garage door Overhead door 3 button remote
8) Residential Liftmaster garage door transmitter
9) Residential Liftmaster garage door 1 button remote control
10) Residential Liftmaster garage door 1 button remote
11) Residential Liftmaster garage door 3 button remote
12) Residential Liftmaster garage door 3 button keychain remote
13) Residential/Commercial garage door linear 1 button Delta-3 transmitter 310mhz
14) Lock Surgeon garage door lubricant


Edmonton Lock Surgeon Replacement Drums For Cable Lift Garage/Overhead Doors

Lock Surgeon Edmonton replacement drums for cable-lift garage overhead doors.

Lock Surgeon Edmonton Garage/Overhead Door Replacement Cable Drums For Standard Lift Drums and High Lift Drums.

Lock Surgeon carries D400-96 cable drums, D400-144 1" bore cable drums, D525-216 1-1/4" bore cable drums, D525-216 1" bore cable drums, D800-384 1" bore cable drums, D800-384 1-1/4" bore cable drums, D400-54 1" bore cable drums, D525-54 1" bore cable-drums, D525-54 1-1/4" bore cable drums, D575-120 1" bore cable drums, D575-120 1-1/4" bore cable drums, D800-120 1-1/4" bore cable drums, D6375-164 1-1/4" bore cable drums.

1) Residential garage door D400-96 cable drums - in stock - comes in pairs
2) Residential garage door D400-144 1" bore cable drums with 1/4" keyway - in stock - in pairs
3) D525-216 garage door 1" bore cable drums with 1/4" keyway - in stock - in pairs
4) D800-384 garage door 1" bore cable drums with 1/4" keyway -in stock - in pairs
5) D400-54 garage door 1" bore cable drums with 1/4" keyway for residential/commercial - in stock
6) D525-54 garage door 1" bore cable drums with 1/4" keyway for residential/commercial - in stock
7) D575-120 garage door 1" bore cable drums with 1/4" keyway - in stock
8) D800-120 garage door 1-1/4" bore cable drums with 1/4" keyway
9) D6375-164 garage door 1-1/4" bore cable drums with 1/4" keyway


Lock Surgeon Replacement Weatherstrip & Track for Garage/Overhead Doors Edmonton

Lock Surgeon replacement weatherstrip and track for garage and overhead doors Edmonton.

Lock Surgeon Edmonton Garage/Overhead Door Replacement Weatherstrip and Track

Lock Surgeon replacement garage door edge weather-seal available in white or brown sold in 9' or 16' lengths, sold in 3 packs 9' long for 8' and 9' doors, sold in 4 pack 9' long for 14' or 16' doors, bottom rubber sold in 9' or 16' lengths, garage door bottom retainer for rubber sold in 9' or 16' lengths, rubber gasket for Steelcraft doors used between panels, garage door track for a variety of door heights and designs.

1) Garage door edge weather seal
2) Garage door Bottom rubber
3) Garage door bottom retainer for rubber
4) Rubber gasket for Steelcraft garage doors used between panels
5) Garage door tracks for a variety of door heights and designs


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Lock Surgeon Edmonton parts centre stocks a variety of sizes and functions of garage door parts. Garage door hinges for residential doors sizes 1 through 6 and center hinges as well. Residential garage door rollers. Garage door cables for 7 and 8 foot high garage doors. Garage door cable roller drums for home garage doors. Photo-eyes for residential garage doors. Remote for residential and commercial garage doors. Weatherstrip for home and commercial garage doors. Garage door bottom weatherstrip seals.


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Lock Surgeon Edmonton has a variety of garage door openers to meet the size of your garage door and the headroom available.

Parts and service recommendations are available for a number of common garage door brands including: Steel Craft, Wayne Dalton, Garaga, Overhead Door, West Gate Overhead Doors, North West Door, Clopay Garage Doors, Amar Garage Doors, Equal Garage Door.


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Troubleshooting Garage Door Operations - 7 min

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When we train we look at a typical garage door installation, but what about the jobs that have a variation from the norm? Problem solving is a critical skill for an installer, you must find a safe and effective solution to the problems that confront you from time to time. You'll learn from experience and from others how to remedy certain types of installation problems, but we can show you some of the problems you might encounter.

Your first step is to take an ounce of preventive care at the conclusion of every installation and check for proper installation by slowly opening and closing the door. performing a simple post installation check of the door is an absolute essential part of the job, it doesn't take a great deal of time but does enable you to check for problems while you are there and avoid a costly return to the customer to troubleshoot problems.

Improperly Installed Bearing Plates - Lets say that when you go to open the door the top section hits the drum on both sides, what can you do? Check the side bearing plates. Manufacturers have different mounting systems that can cause confusion, if the bearing plates have accidentally been installed in the wrong hole it can cause the whole section to be an inch or so too low causing the door to hit the cable drums.

Loose Cables - If during your post installation test you notice your door is too heavy or you notice one of your cables is too loose and could fall off, here's what you do. First check to see if the garage door is sloping, if there is a slope and you didn't compensate by ensuring that the bottom section was level you'll have one cable longer than another. The bottom section must be level in order for for the cables and door to operate properly. Next check your spring tension, if you have insufficient sprint tension the spring will loose all of its preload prior to completing the opening cycle, as a result the cable can become loose or even fall of the drum.

Door is hard to open - You have a door that at first is difficult to open but after it's been lifted about 4" above the ground it works perfectly. Let’s see if we can find the problem. First see if you have attached the stop molding properly, stop mold should be installed so that there is a half inch between the wooden part of the molding and the door section. If it's too close the door will bind as it starts to open or as its about to fully close. You want a good seal between the molding and the door but it can't be so tight that it prevents the door from opening.

Locating a bind - If you find a bind during the doors operation, stop the door as it begins to bind and check how each roller fits into the track. When a door is fully closed you should be able to turn the shaft of each roller, if you can't spin the shaft thats where the bind is. To remedy this situation, loosen the vertical track and back it away from the door.

Spring compression - If you're lowering a garage door and it won't completely close or it wants to raise back up as it gets to about a foot above the floor, you have a problem with spring compression. As you close the garage door the torsion spring winds and grows longer, this spring growth is necessary. If a spring slips off the centre cone or the winding cone then spring growth is prevented and the door won't close. When you do experience spring compression it has a very unique feel. Here's how you fix it, clamp the torque tube in place with locking pliers, place your winding bar in the winding cone and carefully undo the set-screws. Now, tap the winding bar this simple action will stretch the spring and eliminate binding, retighten the set-screws and remove the locking pliers.

Low Headroom - exists when the space above the garage door opening is insufficient to allow for proper operation of the door. Some low headroom spaces require the services of a veteran installer but there are a couple of devices out there that anyone can use to complete a low headroom install. They are called quick turn fixtures. These devices are designed to more rapidly turn the top section allowing the door to clear the drums and operate the way it’s supposed to. Any time you end up a couple of inches short of where you need to be, installing a quick-turn device could just save the day.

Unsafe Work Conditions - We've emphasized the point throughout this series that safety is your top priority, as an installer the most common safety concern you will encounter is a cluttered garage. Most companies have a standard procedure whereby they instruct the customer to provide a clear space to work in but many times the customer fails to understand what this means. If you arrive on-site and encounter a cluttered garage make sure you get the home owners permission prior to moving anything from the garage and then do so with great care. If the customer doesn't want you to move anything then instruct them how much room you will need and allow them to clear the area. If the customer doesn't want you to move anything and they don't want to move anything then you will not be able to install the door, but don't expect that to happen very often. The main thing to remember is to not proceed with the installation until you have created a safe working environment.

Experience is the greatest teacher, you'll learn many ways to solve problems and troubleshoot in the process of developing your skills. We've looked at only a few of the common problems that you might run into but many other variables exist and potential challenges will find you. One cautionary note, never take a risk, if you are unsure how to handle something call your trainer or your supervisor and explain the situation this is especially important in your first year. You won't be criticized for asking the questions while you are learning. In the vast majority of cases the problems you face will be resolved and as you gain more experience you'll gain more ways to troubleshoot.


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