garage door stuck open

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garage door stuck open

Hi I installed a 16 by 8 a single spring door and wound the spring and it opened very easy but it will not close it is to hard to pull back down. My question is the spring to tight or to loose? How can I get it to close? Thanks in advance.
 
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It is far too tight...........
 
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Old 10-23-18, 07:23 AM
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Too much spring tension holds the door up and if it's way too tight can actually raise the door. Too little tension makes the door feel heavy to lift and it may slam closed on it's own. You want the door to open and close with reasonable force and through most of it's travel you should be able to let go of the door and it should stay position.
 
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