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Garage Door Broken Spring Repair

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The door is assisted in raising and lowering by the garage


Spring tension increases as the garage door is lowered.

The spring helps with lifting the garage door when tension is released.

  • Torsion springs are mounted on a metal shaft above the garage door opening. They are wound tight with tension and, when the door is opened, this tension is released, causing the springs to unwind and lift the door. Torsion springs are typically more durable and have a longer lifespan than extension springs, but they require more force to lift the door and can be more dangerous to repair or replace.

  • Extension springs are mounted on either side of the garage door, running parallel to the horizontal tracks. When the door is opened, the springs stretch and provide the lifting force needed to raise the door. Extension springs are generally less powerful than torsion springs and have a shorter lifespan, but they are easier to repair or replace.

It's critical to maintain garage door springs properly to guarantee the

door will open and close securely. This entails routinely inspecting the

springs to look for wear or damage indicators like cracks, rust, or uneven

tension. It is best to have the springs professionally repaired or replaced if any problems are found.

So by the end of the day, garage door springs are an essential component of a garage door system because they supply the force required to lift the heavy door. For the door to operate securely and dependably, proper upkeep and routine inspection of the springs are essential.

IMPORTANT TIPS:  * Always replace both springs at once! 

* Don't over-tighten the set screws on torsion cones and cable pulleys.

Hand-tighten the set screws until they make contact with the torsion tube and tighten 3/4 of a turn!

Broken Spring Repair FAQ

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Garage Door Broken Spring Repair Orange County

  •  What is the cost to repair/replace the garage door spring?

The price to replace a garage door torsion spring usually runs

around $250-$350, Depending on the size of the spring & door.

  • How long does it take to replace the garage door spring?


Replacing the garage door spring can take anywhere around 30 minutes to one hour (with the right tools & experience)

  • What type of spring garage door is used?

Torsion springs are the most popular these days.

The springs actually lift the door up, not the opener!

When the door is shut, the garage door spring tension is high; when the door is open, the pressure drops.

If you have one broken spring, both door springs should be replaced, otherwise the other spring,

already worn, is likely to fail. The result will be dealing with the same emergency again.


How To Open Garage Door With Broken Spring

You will require assistance from a friend to pull the door up as the motor raises it. Be careful; it's going to be heavy.

If your garage door spring is broken, We recommend being careful when attempting to open the door and maybe not trying at all. The spring helps to balance the weight of the door and allows it to be opened and closed smoothly. Without it, the door may be heavy and difficult to move, or it may not open at all. If you try to open the door with a broken spring, you may damage the door or injure yourself.

Instead of trying to open the door yourself, We recommend that you contact us today. We will be able to safely repair or replace the broken spring and ensure that your garage door is functioning properly, and YES! that can be done on the same day.


In the meantime, you can manually open the door by pulling on the emergency release handle, which is usually located on the bottom of the door near the tracks. This will allow you to lift the door manually and open it a few inches. However, be aware that the door may still be heavy and difficult to move, so use caution and ask your neighbors or friends to come out and help you.

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