Can You Open Your Garage Door with A Broken Spring?

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Broken Torsion Spring

Many homeowners use their garage door as the main entrance and exit point more than their front door.  The garage door has become the new front door and it can be a nuisance if the garage door spring breaks.  We recommend not trying to open your garage door with broken springs unless it’s an absolute emergency.  It’s best to contact a professional garage door repair company to open it and do the job of repairing the broken spring. 

How To Open a Garage Door with a Broken Spring?

It takes some manual effort to open a garage door with a broken spring.  Garage doors in this condition can be difficult to lift because without the spring the door essentially has nothing to support its weight.  Garage doors themselves can be extremely heavy, weighing hundreds of pounds and the springs are what lift them.  Since the garage door springs holds the entire weight of your garage door, we recommend leaving your garage door repairs to professionals. 

Safety Tips If You Must Open the Garage Door:

First pull the rope that’s attached to the opener’s J-Arm to disengage the garage door opener.  You will need someone else to help you lift the door.  It’s too heavy for one person to lift along. 

When lifting, keep yourself safe, protect your back, and keep your fingers away from any pinching points on the door and make sure your feet are clear of the door.

Once opened, the garage door will not stay up without some source of support.

Safety Tips on How to Close the Garage Door:

To close the garage door back down, start moving the door down with another person helping to guide the garage door down until it reaches the floor.  Re-engage the garage door opener to the garage door by pulling the emergency release cord toward the door to re-engage the spring level.

Garage door spring replacement should be handled by garage door professionals.  Call A1 Affordable Garage Door Repair Services today for all your garage door needs. Srving Plano, Carrollton, Frisco, Allen, Addison and Surrounding Areas.

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