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HOW TO REPLACE GARAGE DOOR EXTENSION SPRINGS

Dec 13

The garage door opens and closes more than 1000 times per year. Spring wear is also a factor.

Spring could have sped through my room and landed in mine like an exploding missile. The safety rope was correctly installed.

This video from https://www.wefixitgd.com/ shows you how to identify and repair a damaged extension spring.

It doesn't matter if you are not assigned the task, but it is important to know when your springs may be in danger.

This is a shortlist of the items you will require:

  • C-clamps (two)

  • Pliers Socket For Lineman WrenchsCrescent duck Tape Wrench

  • Stairs with steps

  • 6 Feet Ladder

  • Extension Springs For Garage Doors

SAFETY FIRST AND FOREMOST

Garage doors are very tight with their extension springs.

  • Security is therefore of paramount importance.

  • It's easy to keep your garage contents secure.

  • It is important to ensure that your car does not stay in a garage.

  • It can be parked on the street or in your driveway.

  • Next, open the garage door.

  • Position your step ladder below the doorway.

  • The Door Ladder

  • Make sure that the ladder is at your door's top.

  • Remove the garage door opener from the circuit.

  • Don't let anyone close your door while you work on something.

  • You can pull down the manual safety release on your garage door. Now you can open and close the door easily.

  • Double-check that the bottom of the garage door is on the ladder.

  • Position your C-clamps on both the left and right sides of the garage doors tracks.

  • C-clamps should be placed below the track's final roll.

A BAD GARAGE DOOR EXTENSION MUST BE REMOVED

  • It's simple to spot a broken garage door extension spring.

  • When the spring is stretched, coils can become distended or uneven. It is necessary to replace it.

  • Spring can be subject to a negative extension.

  • The garage door can be viewed when it is closed.

  • A pulley or I-bolt is used to connect extension springs.

  • A vertical bracket holds the I-bolt in place.

  • A steel safety cable should be used with an extension spring. It runs through the spring and connects to the bracket.

  • Remove the safety cord, pulley, and safety cord to replace the spring.

  • Use your wrenches to loosen the bolt holding down the pulley.

  • Loosen Bolt for Pulley

  • Attach the stainless steel cable to your pulley.

  • Although it may sound strange, the pulley wheel interacts uniquely with the cable that it pulls.

  • Attach the cable to the pulley, and use the extension spring to connect it.

  • It might be helpful to take a photograph of the safety cable that is attached to the vertical bracket.

  • Once you have unplugged the cable, it is possible to connect it.

  • Untighten the bracket and pull the safety cord through the extension spring

  • Disconnect Safety Cable

  • To release the old extension spring, take off the pulley clip located at the end.

HOW SELECT A NEW EXTENSION SPRING, AND INSTALL IT

Garage doors can be fitted with color-coded extension springs.

In 5 minutes, you can visit the hardware store to get replacement springs.

  • It is best to replace both springs at once since one spring has a greater tension and the garage door will not close properly.

  • Attach the safety cable clip at the end of the extension spring.

  • Thread the spring through the spring and tie the safety cord to a bracket.

  • Refer to the photo for instructions on how to attach your cable.

  • Secure the cable using your lineman's tools

  • Insert the pulley wheel into the safety cable clip and tighten the bolts with your wrenches.

  • To loosen the steel cable that runs over the bracket, take out the S-hook.

  • Make certain the safety cord is not tangled here.