When the garage
door springs break, replacing them is the only option.
springs are located next to the hatch of the overhead door and are provided
with a pulley and a cable. On the door, torsion springs are installed, and a
long round shaft passes through them, with a cable wheel at each end. Torsion
springs are generally used for more extensive and heavier doors.
Extension Springs - The Safety Cable
You may have got
a new set of cables with your springs. The security cable attaches to the
bracket on the head of the door, possibly using a hook and cable tie. There
might be a guide hole on the yoke. Thread the cable through the guide hole,
then through the spring. The cable then attaches to the hanger bracket at the
end of the track. It doesn't need to be tight, so it doesn't get tangled.
With the two
springs installed, you can release the clamps and slowly lower the door. Make
sure the pulleys and cables move correctly and do not jump off one or both
Thread the cable
If the wiring
has been removed and needs to be threaded, follow these instructions. Someone
has to hold the spring until everything is threaded. To begin with, append the
clevis and pulley to one finish of the spring. Utilize the bolt you took out
and two wrenches to fix it. Then, you'll need to append one finish of the
spring to the snare on the holder section.
Hold the spring
in the approximate area with your partner. There is a loop at the end of the
cable that hooks into the pin at the bottom of the garage door. The cable then
goes to the pulley, which is attached to the bracket on the wall. The cable is
threaded inside the pulley. Then it connects to the hook on the bracket, which
is attached to the air track. The location of the hook may need to be adjusted.
you had to loosen the cable clip at the hook. Tighten the cable and adjust the
hook so that the spring is high but not under tension. Install the safety
cables. With everything hanging, carefully lower the door and watch the cables
stay in place. After you finish replacing the garage door springs, look at the
garage door spring adjustment if your door needs adjustment.
It will be
easier to install extension springs if the cable is threaded and suspended to
the side. You may require assistance. One person holds the spring, while the other
lifts and holds the entire cable. Lift the spring and cables toward each other
by attaching the spring to the hook or clip on the hanger bracket. Finally,
carefully put the clevis on the end of the spring and bolt the clevis to the
shouldn't try to adjust or replace garage door torsion springs. Indeed, the
problem is that they must be handled when the door is lowered, and the springs
are under tension. When you release the adjustment screw, you should have a rod
in place and hold it to control the spring force. This form of garage door
spring replacement is not suggested for the ordinary homeowner. It is
recommended to hire a technician to replace garage door torsion springs.Do not hesitate to contact a professional if the
repair presents risks or doubts about your understanding of the explanations.