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Old 05-07-2008, 08:40 PM   #1
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Problem with a garage door.


Some how the cables that are connected to the bottom of the garage door running down from the spring have become disconnected. This is only a normal size door but I know the springs aren't very good to mess with without knowing all the risks. Can anyone tell me the best way to reconnect the cables. Is it actually as easy as I hope??? Thanks.

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Problem with a garage door.


Nope! Hire it done. Way too much liability if you mess up.

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Old 05-09-2008, 07:29 PM   #3
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I guess that this door is not as tight in the spring section. I had to take the door apart at each door section. The door IS heavy. The easy part turned out to be rolling back the bar (by hand) that holds the spring and the cable that connects to the door. Must not be a very tight spring. Time to Celebrate!!!
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does the door have torsion springs or side springs with pulleys, if you have side springs get someone to help lift the door to the open postion. get a pair of vise grips and secure them to the flat side of the track under the bottom wheels so the door won't come down. feed the cable down and connect it to the bottom roller plate. ajust the spring tension so the springs hold the door open when the vise grips are removed. lower the door and lift it open and adjust the springs so door opens evenly along the header. good luck
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These garage doors have the torsion springs which I was not really sure how to work with. I just know it's a little risky. These must not be at a high tension level I guess.
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I have seen my garage door installer paint a line across the spring, and he stated if the bolts get loose just tighten the spring so the paint lines are all lined up. you will need two rods to fit into the holes as you tighten them.
rebar should work. just my 2cents. hope this helps.


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