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Introduction To Garage Door Springs Garage door springs counterbalance the weight of the door to make it easy to open and close. They serve the same purpose of counter weights used to balance doors in centuries past and in many doors today. For example, if a garage door weighs 100 pounds, a spring force of 100 pounds needs to pull against the weight of the door. This can be accomplished with springs that either stretch or torque special parts to assist in balancing the door. Introduction to Garage Door Spring Video. Introduction To Garage Door Counterbalance To safely repair garage doors it’s necessary to understand the forces at work. In this video you’ll learn how the door system is counterbalanced allowing the springs to offset the weight of the door throughout the doors travel. Standard Garage Door Torsion Springs Standard residential torsion springs are found on a shaft above the center of the garage door. These springs typically come in 1 3/4″, 2″ and 2 1/4″ inside diameters. Introduction to Garage Door Torsion Spring Video. EZ-Set Torsion Springs If your garage door has a broken EZ Set spring, you have two basic options for restoring your door to its previous working order. The simpler and safer option is to keep your EZ-Set system. The other is to convert to the Standard Torsion Spring system. Wayne Dalton TorqueMaster Torsion Springs Wayne Dalton’s TorqueMaster spring system uses unique hardware. The track radius is smaller than on most other doors, the cable drums are smaller, and the shaft has a unique shape. The torsion springs, instead of sliding over the shaft, fit inside the shaft. Sectional Garage Door Extension Springs Extension springs have four characteristics: length, inside diameter, wire size, and type of end. Even though springs have these properties, manufacturers generally do not make their extension springs based on the dimensions you may find on your door. Every manufacturer has its own design for making springs. One-Piece Garage Door Extension Springs There are two main styles of one-piece springs. The first is the standard spring. This spring is used by a variety of door manufacturers. If the top of your door has rollers that move along a metal track that extends horizontally toward the back of your garage, you have standard one-piece springs. Commercial and Industrial Torsion Springs Commercial and industrial overhead doors range from weighing a few hundred pounds to over a thousand pounds. Vertical-lift and high-lift door systems are frequently used in commercial and industrial settings to maximize space. Read below measure your old spring(s) and find your new torsion springs to purchase. Self-Storage Roll Up Door Springs One-piece curtain doors operate in a similar manner to steel-rolling door springs. Like a steel rolling door, the curtain on these doors wraps around itself as the door opens. The primary difference, however, is that steel rolling doors are made of interlocking slats, while one-piece curtain doors are just one piece of steel. While steel rolling doors are typically found in heavier commercial and industrial environments, one-piece curtain doors are common in self-storage facilities. Steel Rolling Door Torsion Springs The torsion springs on steel rolling doors work the same way as other torsion springs in the garage door industry. When the door is closed, the spring is wound. The spring is secured to a spring anchor bracket on one end and to the shaft on the other. When the steel rolling door opens, the spring in the barrel supports most of the door weight. The remainder of this weight is lifted by the chain hoist or the operator. How To Measure Garage Door Springs Measuring garage door torsion springs is precise, technical work. It often stumps experienced machinists, engineers, and garage door service technicians. In the door business, we often make mistakes ordering springs. The standard joke is that we’ll use them as boat anchors, but you may not have a boat! Click to learn how to avoid ordering a boat anchor. Video on how to measure your garage door torsion springs. How to Weigh a Garage Door Often we have to start from scratch and re-engineer the torsion springs for an existing garage door. We do this by weighing the door and providing the drum information, door height, and track radius. There are two ways to weigh a garage door. If you have winding bars and torsion springs on your garage door, you’ll find this video helpful. Video on how to weigh a garage door with torsion springs. If you have extension springs on your door, or if you don’t have winding rods for a torsion spring door, you’ll find these instructions helpful. Video on how to weigh a garage door with extension springs or torsion springs. Using Torsion Springs with Different Lifts The main reason is to maximize cycle life. Unmatched springs will usually have one with a shorter cycle life that will break first. If both springs are replaced at the same time, the remaining cycles in the unbroken spring will go unused. Back to Top

Garage Door Pulley

Cable Installation I remember one DIYer who removed his whole garage door trying to reinstall one of the cables. You can follow a simple procedure to avoid the DIYer’s mistake. In fact, this can be one of the quickest repairs. I can usually do it while holding my breath. It irks the customer because of the service fee. Take a hint from the pros. Video on how to replace your garage door cables for a standard torsion spring door. Video on how to replace your garage door cables for a Wayne Dalton Torquemaster System. Video on how to replace your garage door extension spring safety cables. Commercial Cable Replacement Instructions(PDF) for a 22 X 14 door stuck open with cables off and center-mount jackshaft operator, inside lift Instructions(PDF) for a 10 X 10 dock door with no operator, outside lift. Bottom Roller Replacement Although the roller may look pretty nasty, this is a really quick job. This can be a very dangerous job if done incorrectly, so follow the warnings! Video on how to replace your bottom fixture garage door rollers. Video on how to replace all of your garage door rollers quickly. Middle Roller and Hinge Replacement Have a cracked hinge in the middle of your garage door? Need to replace a roller that’s in the middle of your door? There isn’t too much to this task, but make sure you follow all of the warnings! Video on how to replace your garage door rollers. Video on how to replace all of your garage door rollers quickly. Top Roller Replacement Thanks to the top fixture, you’ll have an easy job replacing the rollers at the top of your door. Video on how to replace your top fixture garage door rollers. Video on how to replace all of your garage door rollers quickly. Pulley Replacement Does your garage door close part way then reopen? Does the door bind and stick? Are there scraping sounds as your door opens and closes? In my 30 years servicing garage doors I have found these symptoms to be some of the more challenging for do-it-yourselfers to diagnose. One major cause of failure for garage doors using extension springs is that the pulleys wear out. End Bearing Plate Replacement It’s late Saturday morning. Your coffee’s cold. You’re half way finished replacing your garage door torsion springs and you just discovered your end bearing is shot. Or, you’ve greased every moving part of your door and you still have this loud annoying squeak. And then you find this seized bearing. No problem! This can wait. End Bearing Replacement Sometimes customers prefer to keep the same end bearing plate and replace only the bearings. With just a few parts found in many garages you can keep that older, heavier end bearing plate and replace only the bearings. How to Assemble Garage Door Strut Kits Garage door struts reinforce door sections, preventing them from bending or breaking. They also aid in the smooth opening and closing of the door. If the sections are not rigid, the garage door will bind as it opens and closes. How to Install Garage Door Strut Kits Garage door struts stiffen door sections to prevent them from bending or breaking. They also allow the door to open and close smoothly. Bottom Section Replacement Of all the sections in garage doors, the bottom one needs to be replaced most often. Since this section is closest to the garage floor, it absorps the most amount of water and is eaten more frequently by little critters. Instructions(PDF) for wood flush door bottom section app. 12′ wide with center-mount jackshaft operator – includes scribing, inside lift. Instructions(PDF) for wood flush door bottom section app. 12′ wide, with center-mount jackshaft operator, outside lift. Back to Top

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Torsion Spring Replacement(Two Springs) This page gives detailed instructions on how to install your own garage door springs on a door that uses two springs. Caution! This is dangerous work, so read the warnings carefully. Video on How to Replace Garage Door Torsion Springs. Torsion Spring Replacement(One Spring) This tutorial gives detailed instructions on how to replace your torsion spring if your garage door only uses one spring. Caution! This is dangerous work, so read the warnings carefully. How to Install a Single Torsion Spring Assembly The purpose of this tutorial is to show how to install a standard garage door torsion spring assembly on a new garage door, or on a door that previously used a extension springs, torquemaster springs, or EZ-Set torsion springs. Torsion Spring Cone Replacement Are you mechanically challenged? Order your springs with cones. But if you enjoy the challenge and adventure of something new, you can remove the cones from your old springs and use them on your new springs. You’ll discover that removing cones from garage door springs can be quite easy. You can give it a try before ordering. Extension Spring Replacement Do you have a sectional overhead garage door that uses extension springs? Did one of your springs break? Follow the steps in our easy tutorial to replace your extension springs to get your door running again. EZ-Set Torsion Spring Replacement Replacing EZ-Set torsion springs is different from replacing standard torsion springs. The hardware is different. Parts are mounted differently and major problems can occur if they are not mounted properly. Video on how to wind your EZ-Set Torsion Springs. TorqueMaster Torsion Spring Replacement Looking for help to figure out Wayne Dalton’s installation instructions for your TorqueMaster springs? Look no further! Behold – Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions to help YOU replace your broken TorqueMaster torsion spring! How to Replace the Cone and Spacer on a Wayne Dalton Torquemaster Spring Video. Self-Storage Door Torsion Spring Replacement The following instructions can be followed by most do-it-yourselfers. You will need a second person to help you at the beginning of this tutorial to raise the door so that you can replace your torsion springs. These instructions are for replacing two springs on a self-storage rollup door, also known as a mini-warehouse curtain door, that have the typical self-storage style loops on each end of the springs. One Piece Garage Door Extension Spring Replacement The following instructions demonstrate how to replace extension springs on a one piece garage door. Commercial Overhead Door Duplex Torsion Spring Replacement The following tutorial is for experienced maintenance personnel only. These instructions walk you through replacing both the inside and outside springs of a duplex assembly system on commercial and industrial overhead doors. This tutorial involves a pair of duplex assemblies on a high-lift system. Commercial Torsion Spring Replacement I began learning the garage door trade in the Chicago blizzard of 1979. One of the more challenging jobs was replacing four huge 6″ I.D. torsion springs on large 22X14 sectional overhead garage doors. Instructions for 4 – 6″ torsion springs with center-mount operator, inside lift. (PDF) Instructions for 2 – 6″ torsion springs, with coupler in middle, outside lift. (PDF) Instructions for 2 – 6″ torsion springs, with coupler and operator drive sprocket, inside lift. (PDF) Winding Springs with Less than 90 Degrees of Turning Area What do you do when your ceiling above the garage door is too low and there’s not enough room to wind the springs? Linked here is one solution for winding and unwinding the springs. Back to Top

Garage Door Pulley

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Garage Door Pulley
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