On your garage door there are 2 springs. The heavy long springs that are linked to the upper part of the door are known as side-mounted springs or extension springs. The springs that are linked to a metal plate that is fixed and located above the center of the frame and parallel to the area of the frame are known as torsion springs. The torsion spring work on the general principal of tension and cables that are linked to each side of the door on the lower panel. When it is time for a garage door spring replacement you can change them on your own if you know the procedure or have an expert do the job.
It is vital to note that doing a spring replacement can be serious if it not done with the best precautions because of the tension that is in the spring. You must use great precaution because you could lose your eyes, fingers, limbs, hand, or even your life. This is why most will leave this garage door repair to expert.
- Before you do the replacement get rid of the tension in the old spring
- Do not touch the cable drum
- Ensure that you never wind up or wind off the spring using a screwdriver
- You should first forever insert a bar that is well-fitting into the winding core before you touch a setscrew. Do not use a box or socket wrench for the setscrew.
- When the spring is injure never touch the bracket
The procedure to change the garage door spring replacement is:
- Prevent the power supply and disconnect the openers power cord. Get rid of it from the garage door. Some older openers you have to get rid of a flip or fuse the circuit breaker.
- Ensure that you have the best torsion spring to change the old one. Check the type and dimension of the fresh one to the old spring. Reject touching the winding cones.
- Ensure that you mark each one of the shaft to support level the door after the fresh spring installation.
- Wind off the unbroken spring and then undo and get rid of the bolts that are saving the cones to the bracket.
- Change and reinstall all of the hardware
- Ensure that you wind up the changed spring
- Check the garage door for balance and level
- Apply some lubricant to support decrease the friction
- Link the garage door opener and check to view if it works