How To Replace The Garage Doors Torsion Spring01/12/2014 Back To Blog
In general garage door maintenance terms, torsion springs are an important component. The garage opener's torsion spring enables the person to easily open and close the door. While repairing and replacing this part is not that hard, the person doing garage door torsion spring repair should be extra careful in changing or fixing it, because the spring is under a lot of pressure. But if you do not know how to fix or replace this yourself, why not try contacting a garage door repair service? Well, here are a number of helpful ideas on basic door opener torsion spring replacement.
Unplug Power from Outlet
The first step would be to use a ladder, so that you can unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet, so you can safely work on replacing the torsion spring. Next, go over to the door opener's bracket, and safely pull the pin to remove it from the garage door. To keep the door roller from flying or detaching, try attaching a pair of vise grips to the door's track.
Carefully Remove Torsion Spring
The next garage door torsion spring replacement step would be to move your ladder to the area where the torsion spring is located and measure the old spring as well as compare it with the new one. Never use a different sized spring on the door, because this would be very dangerous, and the door could collapse or fall off anytime. Using an adjustable wrench, loosen the bolts on the winding, and later loosen the remaining bolts on the cable drum. Put a coat of oil on the bearings, then install the new torsion spring and slide the other components safely back into place.
To make sure you got everything in place, tighten all the bolts with the adjustable wrench and test the door by repeatedly opening and closing it, to make sure if you attached the torsion spring garage door parts properly.