When it comes to replacing your broken or worn out garage door extension springs on standard overhead, it is not a hard job. The reason is quite simple; the extension springs run along the either side of the track of the door of the garage. Homeowners are however advised not to replace the torsion spring running along the front of the door. go on the website to learn more about it.
Step 1 By using lumber cut to length, C-clamp or locking pliers, ensure the garage door is securely fully opened. This can be done by attaching the clamps to the track of the garage door beneath the bottom door roller on either side of the door. By use of a piece of lumber, you can also prop the door open by bracing it next to the track on either side of the door.
Step 2 By detaching the broken spring from the point of its mounting and releasing it from the safety cable running through it, remove it. Check if the cables and garage door pulleys need a replacement also.
Step 3 Purchase two new springs from hardware in your locality or an overhead door dealer. Confirm the wire gauge, diameter and length similarity between the new and the broken springs. Check also if the ends of the springs you have purchased mount the same way the old ones did.
Step 4 By using the unbroken spring on the other side of the door, fix the new extension spring
Step 5 Reattach the safety cable ensuring it does not interfere with the opening and closing of the door after the spring installation is properly done.
Step 6 Use the newly fixed spring as a guide to fix the other unbroken spring on the opposite side of the door.
Step 7 You can now remove the clamps, pliers and door support after successfully installing the springs and attaching the safety cables.
Step 8 In case you want to do some more adjustments, fully open the door, lock it into place and detach the cables and hooks. Go on website to know How to replace garage door extension springs