Spring Replacement And Your Garage Door

04/11/2013 01:10

Torsion springs and extension springs. They are not new, but they may be new to you unless you work on mechanical things, such as garage doors. Torsion springs gain their energy by twisting and expend it by untwisting. Extension springs gain their energy by extending, then release their energy my compressing. Without these magic springs, raising your garage door and lowering it gently would not be possible. If fact the whole idea of convenient overhead doors would probably not work. So thank your springs the next time you're in your garage.

In most cases if one of your springs is busted it may be completely impossible to open your garage door. The exception is if you have a single door and it is made of a light metal. In any case it's best not to try to open your door yourself. It might lead to injury.

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While the normal homeowner should never try to replace an torsion spring with no specific training, extension springs are possible to replace. Replacement springs can ordinarily be found in big box stores.

While numerous garage door repairs require a qualified technician to carry out the repairs, there are some items that a homeowner can fruitfully work on. One of those items is the stop/reverse lights.

If your garage door begins going down, then stops and goes back up, accompanied by your garage door opener's lights flashing, you have a problem you on which you can work

From time to time your garage door eyes will stop and reverse your door when there is no apparent reason. One cause may be that your stop/reverse units have been bumped and are no longer pointing at each other. If you guess that is the problem, make use of the set screws or wing nuts to correct the lights, not a hammer.

If your garage door still refuses to go down and stay there, keep looking. Persistence will pay. You will sooner or later discover an object blocking your garage door's "eyes.

If there's nothing visibly blocking your garage door, don't pull your hair out. There's one more thing to try. Obtain a paper towel and clean the lenses on your stop/reverse lights. Occassionally condensation or a little bug or dust particle can get on the lense and cause all your stop/reverse problems.

If your door is still acting irradically the trouble may not be your stop/reverse lights after all. You may have a problem with the logic board or the gear sprocket in your opener.

It is possible for a home owner to replace both the gear sprocket and logic board. The trouble is obtaining the right components and learning just how to replace each item. Sometimes life is easier if you just phone a garage door technician to perform the replacement. They've helped hundreds of people and they can assist you too.

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There are companies that work on all sorts and types of garage doors. They are going to come to your own home or business and perform a complete repair and overhaul of your door if necessary. They change springs, rollers, tracks, sections, cables and whole garage doors.