Garage Door Springs – if your door’s spring has sprung and began to give, it’s a good bet that it won’t stop until you fix it. And fixing the spring isn’t always as easy as you think. There are some simple steps that you can take when your garage door spring breaks to prevent it from getting worse and to save you money on repairs in the future. For more info read the post.
The first step to saving money when fixing your garage door spring is to make sure that you have everything you need at hand when you start working on the issue. For example, most people have a screwdriver, a screw, a drill, a washer, etc… Most people probably also have a jack and possibly a winch too (for their hydraulic opener). Also, remember to disconnect the power to your door opener to prevent injury. Now you’re ready to take apart the garage door spring. Your first order of business should be to unscrew the tension arm from the torsion spring. Now remove the screws and the torsion spring, which should fit through a hole in the torsion spring tube.
Your next step should be to check the break between the spring and the torsion tube. Most garage door springs are held tightly against this break with nylon nuts. It’s important that you check this break to ensure that the spring will keep working. If the spring hasn’t stopped yet, you should loosen all of the nuts securing the spring to the tube so that it can work loose enough to allow the spring to break. If you’ve done it correctly, the door spring should break without much of a struggle. The next thing to do is to install the new spring and then screw it into place so that it works as it should.