How To Repair Garage Door Springs
Lots of things can go wrong with a garage door, and most are easy to fix. But problems involving the garage door tension spring are more serious. The garage door tension springs provide a lifting force for the heavy door and are under tremendous tension. This might injure you if you’re not careful.
Replacing Torsion Springs
As you might have guessed from the name, torsion springs are thought to be the riskier model to deal with. Torsion springs can be worked with, but if you don’t know what you’re doing and don’t pay close attention to the procedure, it may be quite harmful. You want the energy that is stored by these torsion springs to remain contained and away from you. You must keep in mind that they are always under pressure. It’s just safer and quicker to call a professional unless you are completely at ease; we do encourage this.
If you’re going to replace torsion springs, then you’re going to need a winding bar, which can be used to quickly twist and untwist the springs to modify the degree of torsion. Each torsion spring has a winding cone at the end of it. The winding bar attaches here and may turn the entire spring. To gradually release them, you’ll need on spin the bar while applying pressure to the door with the spring.
When you replace torsion springs, you’ll need to have the door closed. On a door, there are often just two torsion springs, so if one of them is completely broken, you’ve already made some progress! It will only be necessary to wind up the new springs and install them on the door after the old springs have been unwound and removed from the door. It’s much simpler to find a video lesson on how to precisely screw and unscrew the springs from the door if you need more detailed instructions.
Replacing Extension Springs
In general, replacement extension springs are thought to be significantly simpler. Your door’s springs may be totally removed and replaced without posing a threat of harmful stress. The springs should be secure to work with once you’ve opened the door because much of their tension will have been released. Clamps should be used to secure the door when you open it and start working on it to prevent it from sliding down on you.
Install the new spring by fastening it to the pulley and the safety cable after unplugging the old ones from the brackets, pulley, and cable. I’m done now!
Can you repair a garage door tension spring yourself?
If you use the correct tools and follow our instructions, you can rebuild the entire torsion spring system in just a few hours, without any side trips to the ER. Depending on where you live, doing this garage door spring replacement job yourself might save you $200 or more. Then again, it might save you less than $50. So, before you spend several hours fixing your garage door, it’s a good idea to gather a few professional estimates for garage door spring replacement.
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