how to reset torquemaster torsion spring

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Old 07-11-08, 12:01 PM
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how to reset torquemaster torsion spring

I have a wayne dalton torquemaster torsion spring assembly. It had been removed from a previous garage door. I need to reset the counters to zero ( it's at 15 now) . How do i do it before i install it . Is anyone fimiliar with this product.
 
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Curious if you were able to resolve this. If not, then here is a link to the install instructions for the torquemaster.

http://www.wayne-dalton.com/Files/Pr...201-8-2007.pdf


there are other install instructions but they just relate to a different type of door.
 
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well their instruction manual is as clear as mud, I guess when the door was removed the counter was unwound to "15" and now when i put it back i will have to wind it to "0" . If i am wrong pls correct??. Thanks for your help LEG911
 
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Yes, rewind it to "0" with the door cables disconnected. Reconnect the cables at both ends, snug(take up the slack) per instructions, tighten the set screws. You can now wind it up per instructions to about "15", or as recommended for your door.
 
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Thanks Just Bill to clear the confusion. I am doing the framing and when i get to installing the hardware i will update how it went.
 
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Framing & door installed

so i finished up the framing and installed the door. Had to use a O & E low head room kit since my headroom was only 8.5". Torqued up the torquemaster torsion spring to 16.5 on the dial on both the LHS and RHS. On the manual it says for a 6'9" height i should take it to 15. There are two Questions
1) when the door is full open : I notice that RHS cable is tight but the LHS cable is slack . Should both be tight?. When i lower the door to 1/3 then only does the LHS cable come tight. Is this normal? if not, what should i do?. Also i notice that to close the door from the full open position i have to exert some downward force to get the door to close. Opening the door is smooth. How easy should a door open and close manually when everything is perfect.

2) After using the lowhead room kit the space left between door (when at maximum arc) and top is 2". Is 2" space enough to install a chain drive 1/2hp craftman opener. Are there any trick of the trade when working with tight fit.

Thanks for all the guys that help make is possible for me to install this door ( i hope i did the right thing???)
 
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Old 07-28-08, 08:33 PM
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Just to update. I have installed the opener and after adjustment, it is working good. This post is just to let people know that it can be done. This was my first garage door installation, framing and everything with very tight clearance to work with. So there you go guys, if i can do it, anyone can. Just be careful with the torsion spring.
 
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Glad it worked. They do make a good DIY product, from a safety standpoint.
 
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Torquemaster torsion assembly

I have lost tension and cables are no longer on tracks. Anyone know what I need to due?

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I am in same boat as UCisnumber1, this morning the door worked great, came home from church and the door would not open. I disconnected the opener at the track, and found that the door was extremely heavy, which I figure is that the spring has failed, or lost tension.

I tried to read the label on the door for which one it is, but the label is so brittle, it broke and cracked and I cannot read anything other than it is a Wayne Dalton Door. We bought this house with the door installed already, and no paperwork from the previous owners,....

From the pictures on their web site I have figured it is a Torquemaster Single Spring System, and I am downloading the installation/ owner manual. I was just wondering if anyone has heard of or experienced any pitfalls with these doors and systems, or if there were any recommendations on how to remedy the issue?
 
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Old 08-29-10, 07:51 PM
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The remedy is simple. Call in a garage door repair service. The torsion spring broke, which does happen without warning. Unless you have the proper tools and experience, trying to re tension the spring after replacement could cause serious injury or worse. This is one job best left to the pros.
 
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