Whenever you need to replace the broken garage door spring, you should call a professional garage door technician to handle it. There are two types of garage door springs that are used to aid the opening and closing process of the garage door. These springs are long and heavy devices that should be handled carefully. The broken springs should be replaced with the new ones to keep the garage door functional. Here are the steps that you can follow to get the project done. These steps will help you to ensure that the project can be accomplished easily.
The most important point that you need to keep in mind is to ensure that you have turned off the power supply to the garage door so you do not get electrocuted while working on the garage door. Disconnect the power cord along with the garage door opener. This feature is for newer garage door models and with older models of garage doors, you may need to remove the fuse or turn off the circuit breaker to disconnect the power supply.
Look closely at the broken spring and the newer spring to make sure that they are the same in their dimensions. Check the type and model of springs to ensure nothing is amiss. While picking a spring avoid grabbing them with each other. Don’t touch the winding cones on the new spring. You will also need a marker or any other writing instrument to mark the position of the torsion shaft end. It is an important step because it helps you to ensure that the garage door is aligned correctly when you have completed the project of broken garage door spring replacement.
You should remove the unbroken spring and unfasten the screws securing the torsion cones and mounting brackets and then remove the blots. Once you have completed the process of removing the spring, it is time to replace them along with the required hardware. After completing this step, check the garage door to make sure that it is adjusted with a balance to check its level. In order to reduce the friction, you should apply some lubricant.
Once you have confirmed that the garage door is balanced and all the hardware is tight and secure in place, it is time to reconnect the garage door opener. It is true that the garage door is not an object to play with but you need to open and close the garage door a few times to make sure it is functioning smoothly and properly. Remember that a garage door spring replacement project can be dangerous if you are not attentive and don’t have right expertise to handle it. You could lose your fingers, hands, limbs, or even life. It is strongly suggested to leave the project to professionals.