Craftsman door help


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Old 12-02-03, 10:51 AM
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Craftsman door help

The door is off one track and has bent the hinge, The 2 cables on both sides of
of the door has come off the rollers.

Can someone tell me about the Bar
on top of opening.
The one with the rolles on both ends. The cable runs down the front and attaches to the bottom the door I can turn that with my hands. Is that suppose to be tight.
I been messing with this for weeks
I sure need some advice.
Fat Daddy
 
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Old 12-02-03, 11:10 AM
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fatdaddy,

Before I submit anything here, I highly recommend a professional for your torsion bar assembly repair for safety. These are dangerous.

It sounds like a spring might have broken.

Take a look at these,

http://truetex.com/garage.htm

http://www.factsfacts.com/MyHomeRepair/springs.htm

http://www.jwsgaragedoor.com/springpage.htm

Make some calls and have someone come out to repair this. Between spring and adjustment - maybe $100.00 or so.

Hope this heps!
 
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Old 12-02-03, 09:36 PM
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Your right.. I got the door down today.
It was woppyjawed and would not
move. I put the track rollers back in
and got it down. I got to looking at the bar and the spring was broke on both sides. I called Sears and they are coming
Thur. 49.50 inspection fee and then
what ever it parts/labor.
Im gonna call them back and tell them it is a spring. Make sure they bring one.

Thanks for your reply
David
 
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Old 12-02-03, 10:04 PM
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David,

You're welcome.

When you call them back, if you haven't already, tell them the type of door and size. This makes a difference on the size of springs required.

Also, it is best to replace both springs as the other may break down the line. Best changing it out now than going through this again later.

Let us know what the charges came to.
 
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Old 12-04-03, 07:06 PM
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fatdaddy,

When you call Sears back, make sure they understand you are having the problem with the door and not the opener. In my area Sears will not work on the door they will only work on the Garage Door Opener.

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That is some racket, This young wipper snapper fellow changed the springs in about 30 min... I watched him do it and now know the steps. The only deal now is finding were to buy the springs.
The replacements were galvinzed springs,

This 30 min cost me $157.50
This felllow had 6 more springs to change
and had 2 complete install to do, which is
$300.. This don't include the $400 install the craftsman opener..

I hate wrighting that check..
David
 
 

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