Garage door torsion spring replacement


Old 03-13-01, 04:50 PM
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I have a 16' overhead garage door with a broken torsion spring. I consider myself to be mechanically inclined and capable of most repairs however I have never done this particular repair. Is this something to steer clear of, or can it be done by a do-it-yourselfer? If so, can someone explain the procedure and give me some tips and tricks?
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Old 03-13-01, 09:12 PM
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The best advice you can get, DON'T TRY THIS. This is simply the most dangerous thing you can do. You can very easily be seriously or killed. Never said this here before, but I've seen it happen. It's a piece of cake for a pro, 1 hour job max.
Old 03-14-01, 05:51 AM
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Do not mess with your torsion spring. If you have a 16' door, you should have two springs. Call a pro, and replace both springs. They come in matched pairs. If you don't, the other one will break soon.

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