Garage door torsion springs are the most Essential part of the lifting system. It is the component proving the lifting strength to bring the door up and to bring it down in a controlled matter. Many people think the motor is the part lifting the garage door. But in reality, the motor simply moves the door, while the springs are in charge of lifting it. A properly functioning garage door is supposed to be In the state of equilibrium. That means when you detach the door from the motor, it should hover in the air at whatever position you leave it in, as if it’s weightless. Therefore it would be wise to make sure you have them inspected and maintained your springs. Faulty, broken, or improper springs may lead to many problems with the garage door and motor.
Do Not Use the Opener To Open a Garage Door With Broken Springs!
A garage door with a broken spring should not be opened or closed using an automatic operator; although some openers can lift the door, you risk damage to the operator and the door. It may result in one of these problems:
Opening Your Garage Door With Safety Tips
The first thing you need to do is pull on the emergency release, that will detach your garage door to the motor. Remember that you should not use the opener to open your garage door, Even if it’s capable of lifting.
If you believe your garage door has a broken spring, we strongly recommend calling a garage door technician and not operating the door.
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