Garage Door Extension Spring Replacement

Garage Door Extension Spring Replacement

You are here: Home > Do-It-Yourself Instructions > One Piece Garage Door Extension Spring Replacement One Piece Garage Door Extension Spring Replacement The following instructions demonstrate how to replace extension springs on a one piece garage door. On this garage door, there was no opener. If you have an opener, you will need to disengage the opener and unplug the power to the opener. Let’s begin. 1. Open the garage door. 2. Attach a vise grip to the track or support door with ladder or board. 3. Loosen the nut below the bottom of first spring. 4. Remove the old spring. 5. The top pivot bolt on some doors has bearings that are worn. If your bearing or shaft is worn, replace it with bolts, nuts, and washers, and lubricate with wheel bearing grease as pictured. 6. Install the new spring. 7. Tighten the nut to its original position. 8. Repeat the process with the other spring. 9. Test the springs and adjust the bottom nut on each spring as needed. More Tutorials Back to Top
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Garage Door Extension Spring Replacement

One Piece Garage Door Extension Spring Replacement The following instructions demonstrate how to replace extension springs on a one piece garage door. On this garage door, there was no opener. If you have an opener, you will need to disengage the opener and unplug the power to the opener. Let’s begin. 1. Open the garage door. 2. Attach a vise grip to the track or support door with ladder or board. 3. Loosen the nut below the bottom of first spring. 4. Remove the old spring. 5. The top pivot bolt on some doors has bearings that are worn. If your bearing or shaft is worn, replace it with bolts, nuts, and washers, and lubricate with wheel bearing grease as pictured. 6. Install the new spring. 7. Tighten the nut to its original position. 8. Repeat the process with the other spring. 9. Test the springs and adjust the bottom nut on each spring as needed. More Tutorials Back to Top
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Garage Door Extension Spring Replacement

Standard Extension Springs These are coiled springs installed above the door’s horizontal track. Experienced do-it-yourselfer’s can install these springs by closely following the installation instructions and safety warnings included with each Clopay garage door. Standard Torsion Springs These include a shaft, spring and drum assembly installed directly above the door opening. The torsion spring distributes the garage door’s weight evenly, which is critical with a wide and/or extremely heavy door. Standard torsion springs should only be installed and removed by a trained garage door professional.
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Garage Door Extension Spring Replacement

1. Open the garage door. 2. Attach a vise grip to the track or support door with ladder or board. 3. Loosen the nut below the bottom of first spring. 4. Remove the old spring. 5. The top pivot bolt on some doors has bearings that are worn. If your bearing or shaft is worn, replace it with bolts, nuts, and washers, and lubricate with wheel bearing grease as pictured. 6. Install the new spring. 7. Tighten the nut to its original position. 8. Repeat the process with the other spring. 9. Test the springs and adjust the bottom nut on each spring as needed. More Tutorials Back to Top
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Garage Door Extension Spring Replacement

-5 Votes Edit Answer (for another -11 minute) About $20.00 if you do it yourself. (That’s about the spring cost and gas to get it locally here, I haven’t priced them for about 5 years)I’ve done many on both my own house and some rental homes I own. However, I wouldn’t recommend anyone to do this by themselves unless one is ABSOLUTELY sure they know how to do it. It is very simple to do, (it takes common sense not brain power) but can also get you very seriously injured or killed.I’ve helped a neighbor change her broken spring, but that’s because her spouse lost his job and they were in a bad spot. There are YouTube videos on how to do this. I presume the the main reasons why businesses who do this service charge a lot are:1. Their workers comp insurance premiums are high for this kind of work because the potential/risk for serious injury is higher than sitting in an office tapping in a computer keyboard2. They run a business and aren’t a charity operation, and have to pay a tech a wage and have overhead expenses, just like you and why you work to pay for your living costs and expenses.It’s very simple, but hazardous.I can’t say what is reasonable, but it takes usually less than an hour If is only the spring and possibly the cables.-an extra point, the newer garage doors have “rachet” tensioner devices one uses a socket wrench or a power drill to adjust tension rather than the old way of loosening the spring end and using some bars to manually turn the spring for tensioning. Safer, but the cable breaking is still hazardous. Answered 2 years ago by ThePilotman Report It
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Edit Answer (for another -11 minute) About $20.00 if you do it yourself. (That’s about the spring cost and gas to get it locally here, I haven’t priced them for about 5 years)I’ve done many on both my own house and some rental homes I own. However, I wouldn’t recommend anyone to do this by themselves unless one is ABSOLUTELY sure they know how to do it. It is very simple to do, (it takes common sense not brain power) but can also get you very seriously injured or killed.I’ve helped a neighbor change her broken spring, but that’s because her spouse lost his job and they were in a bad spot. There are YouTube videos on how to do this. I presume the the main reasons why businesses who do this service charge a lot are:1. Their workers comp insurance premiums are high for this kind of work because the potential/risk for serious injury is higher than sitting in an office tapping in a computer keyboard2. They run a business and aren’t a charity operation, and have to pay a tech a wage and have overhead expenses, just like you and why you work to pay for your living costs and expenses.It’s very simple, but hazardous.I can’t say what is reasonable, but it takes usually less than an hour If is only the spring and possibly the cables.-an extra point, the newer garage doors have “rachet” tensioner devices one uses a socket wrench or a power drill to adjust tension rather than the old way of loosening the spring end and using some bars to manually turn the spring for tensioning. Safer, but the cable breaking is still hazardous. Answered 2 years ago by ThePilotman Report It
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About $20.00 if you do it yourself. (That’s about the spring cost and gas to get it locally here, I haven’t priced them for about 5 years)I’ve done many on both my own house and some rental homes I own. However, I wouldn’t recommend anyone to do this by themselves unless one is ABSOLUTELY sure they know how to do it. It is very simple to do, (it takes common sense not brain power) but can also get you very seriously injured or killed.I’ve helped a neighbor change her broken spring, but that’s because her spouse lost his job and they were in a bad spot. There are YouTube videos on how to do this. I presume the the main reasons why businesses who do this service charge a lot are:1. Their workers comp insurance premiums are high for this kind of work because the potential/risk for serious injury is higher than sitting in an office tapping in a computer keyboard2. They run a business and aren’t a charity operation, and have to pay a tech a wage and have overhead expenses, just like you and why you work to pay for your living costs and expenses.It’s very simple, but hazardous.I can’t say what is reasonable, but it takes usually less than an hour If is only the spring and possibly the cables.-an extra point, the newer garage doors have “rachet” tensioner devices one uses a socket wrench or a power drill to adjust tension rather than the old way of loosening the spring end and using some bars to manually turn the spring for tensioning. Safer, but the cable breaking is still hazardous.
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These include a shaft, spring and drum assembly installed directly above the door opening. The torsion spring distributes the garage door’s weight evenly, which is critical with a wide and/or extremely heavy door. Standard torsion springs should only be installed and removed by a trained garage door professional.
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Standard Torsion Springs These include a shaft, spring and drum assembly installed directly above the door opening. The torsion spring distributes the garage door’s weight evenly, which is critical with a wide and/or extremely heavy door. Standard torsion springs should only be installed and removed by a trained garage door professional.
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Clopay’s patented EZ-SET Extension Spring System is designed with the do-it-yourselfer in mind, making installation simpler and safer. Our unique system eliminates the need to manually lift the deadweight of unsprung garage doors. If you choose to install a door with extension springs, we recommend you use EZ-SET.

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