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How To Replace Garage Door Torsion Springs

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Published on Aug 29, 2012

http://ddmgaragedoors.com/springs/sta...
To buy standard garage door torsion springs

- - SAFETY WARNING: PLEASE READ DETAILS BELOW BEFORE ATTEMPTING - -

CAUTION!

Replacing garage door torsion springs is dangerous because the springs are under tension. The directions in this video hopefully will help guide you in safely replacing your springs, but there are no guarantees. It is impossible to cover every dangerous situation you may encounter. If you fail to use the right tools or if you don't follow safe procedures, you could lose hands, limbs or even your life. You could also damage property.

Doing the job right is your responsibility. We recommend that you carefully study all the instructions and warnings at http://ddmgaragedoors.com/diy-instruc... before beginning your work. If you have any doubts about your ability to safely change your springs, we recommend you hire a professional to repair your garage door.

Safety First!

Are your garage door springs broken? Are you handy with tools and your hands and want to save some money by replacing them yourself? There are some serious dangers in replacing springs from a garage door. These springs are under tension and can cause bodily injury or death. However, if you're skilled with your hands and want to try installing them yourself, here is an instructional video on how to do it safely and efficiently.

FOR YOUR SAFETY, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE VIDEO CAREFULLY.

*** Always stay out of the path of the winding bars and winding cone to prevent injury or death. ***

We are not responsible for any injury you might receive while replacing your garage door springs.

Safety Procedures:

1. Always wear safety glasses.
2. Unplug garage door opener.
3. Disengage opener from the door.

Necessary Tools:

1. A Pair of 1/2" winding bars, taped at 1" from the ends
2. A sturdy step ladder
3. A couple of vice grips
4. A set of appropriately-sized open-ended AND socket wrenches
5. A file
6. Tape measure
7. Oil can OR 3-in-1 oil
8. Light Spray Paint
9. Permanent Marker

Instructional Summary:

1. Establish Safety
2. Measure Springs
3. Unwind Your Unbroken Spring
4. Loosen Torsion Hardware
5. Replace Both Springs
6. Secure Torsion Hardware
7. Tension Both Springs
8. Test Door Operation

For other free tutorials on how to repair, replace, or maintain your garage door, visit http://ddmgaragedoors.com/diy-instruc...

If you want to order other parts for your garage door, visit us at http://ddmgaragedoors.com/parts/

Video Recorded and Produced by Mike Herbert

Tutorials - http://ddmgaragedoors.com/diy-instruc...
Garage Door Parts - http://ddmgaragedoors.com/parts/
Garage Door Springs - http://ddmgaragedoors.com/springs/gar...
Dock Leveler Parts - http://ddmgaragedoors.com/dock-levele...

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