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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 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


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.


  • 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.


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.