Fixing a Broken Spring on a Garage Door

When the garage door doesn’t open and close smoothly, it could be due to a broken spring. As a DIYer, replacing the garage door broken spring is one of the most rewarding and satisfying repairs a garage owner can do. For more information, watch the video below.

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Knowing how to replace a garage door torsion spring will give the owner many years of smooth operation.

The first step in fixing a broken spring is to inspect the springs for damage. If the door has separate left and correct springs, identify which one is damaged. This can be done by carefully pulling on each one to see if they move freely. If they’re not, they’re damaged and should be replaced. The spring tension on garage doors can be very high; breaking a garage door spring can be very dangerous.

If there is only one central spring above the door opening, it’s likely broken if the door isn’t working correctly. It would be best to determine whether it’s a torsion or an extended spring that needs replacement. Both sides of the door opening are equipped with extension springs mounted above the horizontal track. Call an expert for more details, or check out your home insurance plan to see if it includes a recommended maintenance company.


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