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Broken Garage Door Spring #13202022 07/02/19 10:14 AM
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I need to clean out the garage so I can have a repair man out but I can't open it.
I believe I have it unhooked from everything any Ideas? It won't budge!


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Re: Broken Garage Door Spring [Re: hallfns] #13203654 07/03/19 04:45 PM
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When mine broke I had my wife press the wall switch and I lifted like heck to help it open. Mine is a double spring, if yours is a single you will have to pick up most of the weight to help the opener. Good luck.

Re: Broken Garage Door Spring [Re: hallfns] #13203750 07/03/19 05:52 PM
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One or more of the rollers has probably jumped the tracks. If this is the case, messing with it yourself will just make it worse. That has been my personal experience anyway. Wait for the pro.


Re: Broken Garage Door Spring [Re: hallfns] #13203945 07/03/19 09:19 PM
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I wouldn't touch it man, if that thing is under tension it could literally kill you if you don't know exactly what you are doing. Call a pro, a insured pro, my .02$


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Re: Broken Garage Door Spring [Re: hallfns] #13204460 07/04/19 11:05 AM
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Your spring is broke so the whole weight of the door makes it like a big dead weight.

All he needs is to have the inside next to the door clear enough to put a step ladder.

Re: Broken Garage Door Spring [Re: hallfns] #13204576 07/04/19 02:06 PM
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Thanks to all of you!


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Re: Broken Garage Door Spring [Re: hallfns] #13392160 01/04/20 02:12 AM
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Call a pro!

Re: Broken Garage Door Spring [Re: hallfns] #13392383 01/04/20 11:52 AM
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Call a pro . . . .

Back about 30 years ago a co-worker was home alone with a 5-year old and tried to replace a broken spring. No youtube, he figured "hey - I'm a Field Engineer for a computer company, I can figure it out."

Right hand mangled, he _drove_ himself and the 5-year old to the ER.

Lost 3 fingers and 80% of the use of the hand.

Call a PRO !


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When I had my spring replaced with double springs guy told me to spray some WD-40 on them every now and then. Will extend the life of the springs. Just sayin what he said. This threads reminds me I need to do that.

Re: Broken Garage Door Spring [Re: hallfns] #13393342 01/05/20 12:36 PM
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yep, mine broke in G'twn that he told me to do the same thing...so i spray mine with wd-40 every other month...but especially in COLD weather...it contracts


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Re: Broken Garage Door Spring [Re: hallfns] #13393975 01/06/20 12:30 AM
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Guys!!! Really? This was several months ago


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Re: Broken Garage Door Spring [Re: hallfns] #13394197 01/06/20 03:47 AM
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Gets kinda quiet in here some times, new folks need to be included in this stuff too . . . .


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Re: Broken Garage Door Spring [Re: lowew79] #13403547 01/14/20 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by lowew79
I wouldn't touch it man, if that thing is under tension it could literally kill you if you don't know exactly what you are doing. Call a pro, a insured pro, my .02$

Solid reply. The tension on one of those springs is incredible. He can hurt you

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Originally Posted by Ranger 177
Originally Posted by lowew79
I wouldn't touch it man, if that thing is under tension it could literally kill you if you don't know exactly what you are doing. Call a pro, a insured pro, my .02$

Solid reply. The tension on one of those springs is incredible. He can hurt you

Yup there some killers if not that hand/finger breakers for sure .

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