Tips and Techniques of Replacing Broken Garage Door Springs

When you are experiencing the trouble of broken garage door springs that need to be repaired or replace you can either consult a professional garage door technician to handle them or you can do it on your own.

These springs are long and heavy that is used to lift or lower the garage door. If you have broken garage door springs that need to be properly taken care of, it is always wise to use professional services for garage door torsion spring replacement. Following are the steps that will help you to get your job done and ensure that your garage door will work efficiently.

The most important step that you need to remember is to make sure that you have to disconnect the power supply to the garage door so that you do not get electrocuted while performing garage door repair. Disconnect the garage door opener to turn off the power supply. It is for the recent models of garage doors but with the older models of garage doors, you may need to remove the fuse or turn off the circuit breaker to disconnect the power supply.

Look closely at the broken garage door springs and buy the new one according to its specifications. Make sure that the new one and the older springs are the same. You need to confirm that both of them have the same type, material, and dimensions. While picking the springs for installation, avoid grabbing them by spring. Never touch the winding cones of new springs. You may use a marker or any other writing instrument to mark the position of torsion shaft ends.  It is important because it helps you to make sure you have maintained the balance of the garage door when you have finished the broken spring replacement job.

Wind the good spring off and unfasten the screw and bolts securing the torsion cones and mounting spring brackets together and then remove the blots completely. After finishing this step of your project, it is time to change the old spring along with re-installing the supporting hardware.

Once you have completed all the steps, it is time to wind up the new springs securely. After completing this step, you need to make sure that the garage door is aligned correctly. Test its balance using a level. In order to eliminate the friction, you may need to apply silicone spray or light lubricant.

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After testing the balance of the garage door and tightening all the supportive hardware, it is time to reconnect the garage door opener. Although you have heard that never play with the garage door and garage door opener, you need to open and close it a few times to make sure it is working correctly. it is easy to replace the broken springs on your own but you do need to be extremely careful because it can be a dangerous and complicated job if not done properly. You could lose your limbs, hands, fingers, or even life if you are not attentive.