Do you want to know how to fix garage door spring issues? If so, then read this article. Just remember, problems with garage doors should be handle by a professional.
The first thing you need to do is measure your old springs and your new springs because you want to make sure you have the correct size. After you do that, you’ll want to mark the torsion shaft. Mark the drums too, but if one of the springs is wound, then don’t grab the shaft and don’t touch the cable drums because if it breaks, you can become severely injured.
Next, you’ll unwind the old spring, but only if it’s not broken. Also, you don’t want to touch a set screw until you have inserted a bar into the cone that winds, and the bar must properly fit into the cone. Don’t use wrenches or a box or anything like that. Your hand be become severely damaged if the cone slips.
There is torsion hardware you’ll have to loosen up and this can be a difficult task for someone who is not professionally trained. Once you have done this step, you’ll be ready to replace the old springs. This involves things such as sliding the drum from the plate and pulling the shaft from the head-plate. After you have replaced the spring, then you’ll have to reinstall the torsion hardware, wind the new springs and check and lube the garage door, as well as reconnect the opener, which can be a challenge and that is another reason why you should use a professional.
That is how to fix garage door spring, but you should hire a professional. A garage door repair company can properly fix and/or replace your garage door spring. Working with garage door springs can be dangerous, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing, so always hire a garage door professional.