Garage Door Torsion Spring Replacement

If you have a torsion spring that needs replacement, you have come to the right place.

This article aims to provide an easy step-by-step instructions on a garage door torsion spring replacement project safely.

A broken garage door spring can be replaced easily by yourself, which can save you a lot of money.

However, you must make sure that you are equipped with the right tools as well as parts.

Moreover, you should practice the necessary safety precautions.

If not, then you will need to reach out to a garage door repair in Philadelphia.

Without further ado, here are some of the steps you need for a garage door torsion spring replacement:

  1. Prepare the tools.

You will need the following tools or materials first:

  • Winding bars (preferably two of them)

These will lend you a hand in removing the tension from the broken springs and then apply the proper tension needed for the replacements.

  • Vice grips

This will help you in keeping the torsion shaft from falling as you begin to remove the broken springs.

  • Wrenches
  1. Safety First.

To begin the project, you must first observe the necessary precautions.

The springs that are not broken still have tension in them, so you will need to wear some goggles for safety and use the winding bars to loosen the tension.

  1. Release the tension.

To do this, use the winding bar by placing it in one of the holes that are in the winding cone of the springs.

Release the tension by turning one quarter at a time.

  1. Release the springs.

Once the tension has been released, simply remove the springs from the center cone using the wrench.

The vice grips must be clamped in order to keep the torsion shaft from falling as you remove the old springs.

Afterward, loosen the keys that are on the broken spring.

Then, slide the spring towards the rear then loosen the keys that are on the cable drum then remove the cable itself to slide the drum to the middle of the bar.

The process should be repeated on the other side of the overhead door as well.

  1. Remove the old torsion spring.

In order to do this, simply slide the shaft to the middle of the door, then take the drum off to slide the springs.

Ensure that the proper torsion spring is used for the left side as well as the right.

If the center bearing is plastic, you can have it replaced only by taking the torsion springs off.

You can upgrade to a commercial steel bearing for the center so you can have a higher cycle rating.

Plus, it prevents the torsion shaft from rubbing with the center bracket.

Simply take the vice grips off from the torsion shaft then fasten the springs to the center bracket.

  1. Add tension to the winding bar.

You will need to make about thirty quarter turns for this for a 7ft door, and 33 turns if you have an 8ft door.

Let the winding bar be propped upward after the last turn has been done.

Afterward, fasten the keys by turning about ¾.

Then, wind the cable up at the rear then secure the keys on each of the cable drums.

Finally, push the spring up that has tension using your second winding bar in order to take off the first one.

Place tension on the other spring and then you’re done.

Once you are finished, your garage door must be lifted easily.

It can bounce a little asit has a tendency to pull up on its own.

Bear in mind that this project can be a bit dangerous, so you may reach out to a garage door installation in Philadelphia for help.

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