If your door has two torsion springs, we recommend replacing both torsion springs at the same time. Springs are rated in cycles, one up and one down equals one cycle. When one spring breaks the other spring is also reaching the end of it's cycle life. Also, while your door is in a state of disassembly, it's an ideal time to replace your cables if necessary. Please see our cable replacement instructions for this repair.
CAUTION: Repairing a garage door is a dangerous task. Garage door springs are under extreme tension and require appropriate safety precautions. Realize and understand the risks before undertaking any repair. Your health and safety is the #1 concern. No amount of financial savings is worth jeopardizing your health. Failure to understand/follow the recommendations below could result in property damage, personal injury or death. While all efforts are made to provide accurate information and guidance, it is impossible to predict all repair circumstances. Accordingly, the user agrees that use of this website; products and information contained herein are at your own risk. In no event shall youdoit Door Repair be liable for any property damage, personal injury/death, or any other
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Cables, track, rollers, door sections and all other components of your garage door system contain many sharp edges, burrs and pinch points. It is essential that you wear gloves, preferably leather, as you are inspecting and servicing your garage door.
Do not attempt any garage door related repair unless:
1) Y ou utilize the proper tools and safety equipment. Safety glasses and gloves must be worn at all times. Work boots are recommended. Loose fitting clothing and jewelry should NOT be worn during any repair.
3) You are physically able to complete the task (climbing ladders, using wrenches and installing springs require a reasonable amount of physical strength, agility and ability).
4) You are able to completely read, precisely follow/understand the instructions.
If you have any doubts about your ability to perform the work safely, we recommend you contact a door professional to complete your repair.