Complete Guide To Fix A Garage Door Spring

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If your automatic garage door is not working properly, then you can blame the torsion springs. If you are not willing to handle this issue yourself, it is highly recommended to hire experienced garage door spring repair service.  Otherwise, by following some simple methods, you can fix the springs on your own. Replacing the broken springs will take a short time, but you can save hundreds of dollars.

Garage Door Repair Farmington, Fiddletown

Lock the garage door to tracks

First of all, clamp the door to the tracks to avert it from shooting up and become a cause of an injury while you are installing new springs. Also, ensure to pull the cord and disconnect the door opener before starting the garage door spring repair or replacement job.

Loosen the undamaged spring

Set the winding bar into the bottom hole of the winding cone of the undamaged spring and hold the bar firmly and loosen the set screws. When the screws release, the springs will expand powerfully.

Unwind unbroken springs

Now, set the second winding bar into the hole on the winding cone at 9:00 position. Remove the bottom winding bar and unwind the spring ¼ turn at one time, vaulting the bars with every turn. If you can’t unwind the unbroken spring yourself, hire garage door spring replacement Farmington service.

Remove the nuts and bolts

Take a wrench and start to remove the nuts and bolts that connect each spring cone to the middle bracket and slide each spring to the end bracket.

Secure the torsion tube

Secure the torsion tube to the center bracket to prevent it from moving by using the C-clamp. Then, use a wrench to loosen the set screws on the left and right lift cable drums ad detach the lift cables. Now, remove the old springs and then, hire Garage Door Service Fiddletown for new springs installation.

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