Posted on 2016-03-21 by Author admin
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One of the key components of garage doors is the spring. The springs, usually two types, counterbalances the weight of the garage door making it easy to open and close. If there is an issue with the spring tension, the door will open and close improperly; unevenly, wrong speed and even snap when in action. These scenarios may cause the garage doors to malfunction and even accidents. If your garage door springs have torsional problems, then consult a professional to have the problem fixed.
Adjusting Garage Door Spring by the Garage Door Technicians
Garage Door Spring Adjustments is accomplished in three steps, namely; Preparing for the adjustment, adjusting side mounting springs and Adjusting torsion springs.
1.Preparing For The Adjustment
To begin with, you should determine if your garage door is operated by side-mounted springs or torsion springs. Side mounted springs are simpler to adjust while the side-mounted ones are riskier to tinker with. Once you have figured out the particular type of spring, you can now know the exact problem to fix and how to remedy it. Garage door springs can be too rigid, too slack or be unevenly threaded. After this, you can now assemble the tools that you need. You will need safety glasses, an adjustable wrench, study ladder, C-clamp, a masking tape, hard helmet, masking tape and gloves.
2. Making Adjustments on Side-Mounted Springs
Start by opening the garage door fully to release the tensions on the springs. Ensure the door hits the stop bolt and cannot open any further. If the door is automatic, first disconnect the door from the opener. Now, open the door fully to release the tension on the springs. Using the C-clamp, secure it in place. Once this is done, you can remove the spring hook. Finally, adjust the spring tensions by either changing both springs equally, decreasing the spring tension, increasing the tension or adjusting the tension on one side. Finally, test the door for balance and functionality and make adjustments on the spring tension if necessary.
3.Making Adjustments On Torsion Springs
Begin by assembling all the needed to tools and ensuring there is sufficient lighting. The next step is to close the door and secure it in position with a C-clamp. For an automatic door, unplug the opener. Now you can locate the winding cone and adjust the tension on the spring. The adjustment is made by inserting the winding bars into one of the four holes in the winding cone and rotating it in varied directions, at increments. This action will either increase or decrease the tension on the springs. Continue doing this until you achieve the proper tension on the springs. There are also two sets of screws. These screws should be loosened to ascertain for any damage to them. Once you have stretched the spring in movement, fasten it in place and repeat the same for the other side. Lastly, test the door to confirm if the adjusted tension is sufficient.
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