Grandmas garage door broke, please help me

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Old 01-06-16, 10:03 PM
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Grandmas garage door broke, please help me

Hi all,

Tonight my grandmas garage door broke. It opens like 2 feet off ground and then starts shaking so I stopped trying. I believe the bracket was somehow damaged. The garage door has the metal attached to the door; however, near the top it is extremely bent and when the door tried to rise it looked like the actual garage door was being pulled in. I would prefer to save her money so if I can fix it I will. Any tips? Also, I can post a picture of the damage if I can figure out how. Thank you so much to anyone who takes the time to help me and my grandmother out.

Nolan
 
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Old 01-06-16, 10:59 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Glad to help you and a few pictures would be very helpful. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 01-07-16, 04:42 AM
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Possibly the springs or a spring has broken. Depending on the extent of the damage, there may be little that can be done to salvage if the top panel is bent too badly. Will await for pictures to provide better direction.
 
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Old 01-07-16, 07:57 AM
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Busted spring was the first thing I thought of, too.
 
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This picture should work I think but I am having some trouble because posting it from phone
 

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picture isn't posting, but our neighbor is fixing it so I think all is well. Thank you all
 
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Old 01-07-16, 09:29 AM
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Got your image up for you just to satisfy everyone's curiosity.
 
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Please let us know what the problem was and how it was fixed.
Usually the symptoms described lead to a broken torsion spring.
 
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Old 01-07-16, 09:59 AM
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Unless you have experience with garage doors I would not recommend DIY. Can't tell if this is a torsion spring or tension spring. If torsion, I strongly suggest you call in a pro. Saving money is one thing but your safety is another.

A pro will properly fix or replace that panel and make sure the door is properly balanced and securely attached to garage framing.
 
 

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