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Hey folks,

Couple days ago the garage door was closing and I heard a loud *snap*.

I looked around and didn't notice anything unusual, but then upon looking on the left side, I saw that a cable was very slack now.

The door still opens, but seems to labor quite a bit now.

In doing a little homework, I'm reading things about torsion bars....etc. Is this something I can fix myself? I attached a few photos.

Thanks all for any advice. :thumbsup:



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Torsion springs store a considerable amount of energy. Many have been injured working on garage springs. I'm all for DIY, but in this case, call in a pro. I would also disconnect your opener and open the door manually and as infrequently as possible until the door is fixed.
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