Your garage door cable is a critical component of your overall garage door system. These cables are also called torsion springs, although they are not actually springs until they are wound around the cable shaft. Technically, it is a cable until it is wound and then it becomes the torsion spring. This garage door element is constructed from sturdy steel wire, but as it wears over the years, it can become brittle and eventually break. When this happens, your garage door Pico Rivera will not open.
The cables are located on the sides of your garage door Pico Rivera . These cables pass through pulleys which are used to lift your garage door. Since these cables can wear out, it is best to regularly inspect them and to keep them lubricated.
When you inspect the cables, look for loose wires or worn spots. If you notice anything wrong, you can choose to replace the cables before they break.
Replacing cables is not difficult and you should replace both cables at the same time. They are generally sold in pairs for this reason. These springs are under very high pressure, so it can be challenging to make the repair. If you are not familiar with the tools used to replace the cables, you should call a professional garage door installation company.
If you decide you can replace the cables yourself, the first step is to measure the current cables. These will be either seven or eight feet in length. If your cable is already broken, you might not be able to get a measurement. You might have to research your garage door to find out what type cables were used.
Once you have the new cables, you will remove the old springs and cables. Next, wind the new cable around the shaft using a winding cone. Once installed, you must check to ensure the garage door cable is working correctly. Open and close the garage door. If it is working smoothly, your replacement project was a success.
Your garage door can start to develop problems the older it gets and this can lead to problems with the opening mechanism. Your garage door might just open part of the way, or not at all. When you need overhead door repair, you want to make sure that you work with a reputable company that is going to do a good job for a reasonable price.
While replacing the entire garage door can be expensive, making repairs isn’t as cost prohibitive and can give your garage door many more years of life. The spring can often go bad and this repair is affordable. When you first start noticing problems with your garage door, you are going to want to start getting estimates for your overhead door repair. The longer you wait, the more expensive it can be, so don’t wait too long to start looking for repair services.
The cost of the repairs is going to depend on how severe the problem is. If it is just the spring or some alignment issues then the cost is going to be reasonable. If you have to replace the entire door, then the cost is going to go up exponentially. Sometimes buying a new door is the best option. There are lots of modern and contemporary garage doors that will make your home look great and that also offer affordable prices.
Be sure to read reviews of any garage door repair companies you are thinking about using and always get at least three estimates before you make your decision. If your garage door is looking like it has seen better days then you will want to replace the whole thing if it is in the budget. Otherwise, just make the necessary repairs to the parts so your door works properly again.
Questions and Answers
Garage door repair….help.?
one of the wire cables has unwrapped itself from a roller/ bobin on one side of the door, how do i get it to stay on again. everytime i wind it on, it falls off when i open the door.
Posted by Ron
You maybe need to retension the spring unit, depending on the make of your door.
If the spring requires tensioning or slackening – fit the crook pin on the right hand side by locating through the hole in the spring shaft and locating around the canopy arm in the head bracket. Hold the spring plug tight with a toggle bar in one of the four holes to maintain the tension.
Loosen the two Allen screws in the spring plug.
Using a second toggle bar, turn the spring plug one or two turns up to tension or down to slacken the spring.
Tighten the two Allen screws and carefully allow the spring to take up the tension before removing the original toggle bar. Ensure that the cables run down behind the cones and are in the outer grooves as shown.
Remove the crook pin.
Operate the door to make sure it is correctly balanced.
You will probably need help to do this, or call the professionals.
Questions and Answers
Garage door repair please help me?
how do you adjust the two electric eyes od each side of door ?
the door goes up about 6 inches and stops then i push the remote againand it goes down about 6 inches it does it over as many times as you push the remote control. Please HELP…
Posted by Rick
The eyes function as the door closes to prevent anything from getting hurt as it is coming down.
I would do this test. Disconnect the door from the metal traveler that it’s hooked into by pulling down on the roped lever. Now press the remote and see if the traveler goes all the way to the opener, or if it stops near the door.
If it traveled all the way, the “up” force needs to be increased, or the door is binding and needs to be adjusted.
If it stopped near the door the open stop (limit switch)needs to be adjusted.
Either way, you should call a door company to service it.