Spring Repair Part 1

How to Repair a Garage Door Spring

To remove:
  • Unplug the garage door opener
  • Disconnect the door from the opener by pulling the operator emergency release. Pull it with restore from the opener so there's no chance of the door accidentally being open when you go to inquire from your Springs.
  • Tape measure the length and height of the door to know the size of it.
  • Figure out the destruction of the door (e.g wood, steel, etc.)
  • Measure the length of the broken spring.
  • Measure the inside diameter of the spring and the size of the coils.
To install:
  • Slide the left spring onto the tube and add the cable drum.
  • Install the center bearing and the right spring, then secure the cones
  • Thread the cables and tighten the drums.
  • Wind the spring.
  • Stretch the springs out about 1⁄4 inches (0.64 cm).
  • Tighten up the set screws.
  • Spray each spring with garage door to lubricate it.
  • Remove the clamps or pliers
  • Test the door and reconnect the opener

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