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1. How to Repair Your Garage Door Cable. 2. How to Repair a Garage Door Cable. 3. All You Need to Know About Garage Door Remote Clickers. 4. Steps To Follow When Replacing Your Garage Door Torsion Spring. 5. How To Repair A Garage Door Opener. 6. How To Do Overhead Garage Door Repairs. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Garage Door Repair - Some Useful Tips

Garage Door Repair
  • Some Useful Tips

  • How to Repair Your Garage Door Cable
  • How to Repair a Garage Door Cable
  • All You Need to Know About Garage Door Remote
  • Steps To Follow When Replacing Your Garage Door
    Torsion Spring
  • How To Repair A Garage Door Opener
  • How To Do Overhead Garage Door Repairs

How to Repair Your Garage Door Cable
  1. Disconnect the door opener from an electric
    outlet and remove arm from the opener.
  2. Lock and clamp door closed using vise grip
  3. Undo all the springs and keep you face away from
    the winding cone.
  4. Loosen the drum and remove the cable from the
    cable drum.
  5. Loosen the track and remove the bottom bracket
    and free the cable from it and remove the cable
    from the door. Attach the new cable into the
    bottom bracket and reinstall the fasteners and
    tighten them up. Place back the bracket to its
    original position.
  6. Mount the cable in the drum, while ensuring it
    runs freely from the bottom brackets. Ensure the
    cable is well fixed on the cable drum and then
    you can gently tighten the screws on the cable
  7. Slip the winding bar inside the cone and wind it
    upwards. Fasten up the brackets and tighten the
    bolts. After both cables are installed and both
    cable drums are tightened down, you can release
    tension on the torsion spring.

How to Repair a Garage Door Cable
  • Lock down the door. This will involve clamping
    the door to the track. It is the most basic step
    as it ensures the safety of the remaining
    process. It will prevent the door from moving
    unexpectedly and causing damage while working on
    the cable
  • Loosen the unbroken spring. On this task, winding
    bars are used. Here you shove a winding bar into
    the good spring through the winding cone. Then
    you loosen the two screws but hold the bar while
    doing such. As the screws are released, the
    spring will push.
  • Unwind the unbroken spring. In this process, two
    winding bars are used. At the 900 position, the
    second bar is inserted. Remove the bottom bar and
    unwind the spring a quarter turn at a time. Then
    in that process, the winding bars will be
    leapfrogging with each turn.
  • Springs disconnection from the Center bracket.
    This will involve removal of nuts and bolts.
    These nuts are the ones that fasten the
    stationary spring cones to the brackets. Then
    slide the springs towards the end brackets.

How to Repair a Garage Door Cable
  • Secure the torsion tube. This is done using
    locking pliers. To avoid disconnection, snap the
    locking pliers to the Center bracket then loosen
    the set screws on both left and right then snap
    it to the center bracket then loosen the set
    screws in the left and right lift cables so the
    cables could be disconnected.
  • Remove the old spring. You must replace the old
    spring with a new one.
  • Install left spring. Reassemble every other
    dismantled material and insert the new spring.
  • Install a new Center bearing by connecting the
    stationary cones back to the bracket.
    Additionally, rusted parts has to be replaced.
    Some of these parts are bottom brackets, rollers
    and lift cables.
  • Thread the candles by anchoring the cable in the
  • Tighten the drums by equalling tension on both
  • Wind, stretch and lubricate the strings.

All You Need to Know About Garage Door Remote
  • Programming Universal Garage Door Remote Clickers
  • Manufacturers produce replacement remotes in case
    your existing remote get lost or damaged.
    However, there are also universal remote clickers
    that work perfectly with any garage door. The
    options are limitless. You can choose from array
    of products on the market based on your
    preference and specifications.
  • The Remote Button
  • The number of buttons on the remote clicker
    depends on the number of functionalities attached
    to it. In other words, the number of buttons is
    determined by the number of devices it controls.
    A remote can have up to four buttons. For
    instance, if your garage has two doors and a
    remote-controlled light, then your remote clicker
    should have three buttons.
  • Wireless Keypad
  • As a substitute for a garage door remote clicker,
    you can install a wireless keypad outside the
    garage door for the use of other authorized
    members of the family to have access to the
    garage. Some wireless keypads are programmed to
    open up to three garage doors. Instead of using a
    remote to open or close your door, you simply
    input your code. This becomes a very good
    alternative in case you lose your remote or when
    you have a guest visiting.

Steps To Follow When Replacing Your Garage Door
Torsion Spring
  • First, close the garage and unplug the door
    opener. Clutch the bars firmly on both ends
    cones. Keep your head away from the way of the
    winding cone, while you unwind the spring.
    Position yourself safely on a sturdy ladder. Wear
    safety glasses. Keep your clothes away from the
  • Take the measurements of the old and new springs
    to ensure you have the precise springs. Make
    marks on the drums and torsion shaft at each end
    to help you level the garage door after
    installing the new torsion springs.
  • Stand firmly on a ladder and insert a
    well-fitting rod into the winding cone and unwind
    the broken torsion spring. As a precaution do not
    wind or unwind the springs using a screwdriver.
    Make count of the turns you make to unwind the
    spring, so that you will know how many turns to
    make while installing the new spring.
  • Carefully remove the springs out towards the
    cable drum, and loosen the screws on the cable
    drum on the left garage door and ensure the drum
    can easily turn. Then take away the cable from
    the left of the drum.

Steps To Follow When Replacing Your Garage Door
Torsion Spring
  • Remove the cable from each sides of the drum.
    Unbolt the drum from the pole and take it off.
    Replace the new springs by first sliding the drum
    away from the bearing plate and slide the shaft
    to the left.
  • Lining up with the markings you made earlier,
    re-install the torsion hardware by sliding the
    drum on the shaft, and then slip the shaft on the
    bearing. Then fasten the set screws into their
    original dent while rotating the drum to find the
    slots. Make sure the screws meet the shaft.
  • Ensure that the new springs are properly
    installed on the exact sides of the center
    bracket. Then wind the springs.
  • Remove the vise grips holding the garage door and
    slowly check to see if the door is functioning
    properly. Apply the recommended oil to the
    springs. Finally connect back the opener and plug
    in the power cable.

How To Repair A Garage Door Opener
  • The remote control and the wall switch do not
    control the door
  • When both the remote and the switch do not
    control the garage door, it could be because the
    power source has been interrupted.
  • The motor system also may have been unplugged.
    Ensure that the cord is plugged in to the door
    opener. It could also be because the motor has
    burned out. You will require a professional to
    fix the motor.
  • The circuit breaker, fuse or GFCI, that controls
    the door may have been burned out or tripped. You
    will need to replace the burned out fuse or GFCI
    and circuit breaker. If they are tripping
    repeatedly, its a sign that there is a short
    circuit somewhere in the system.
  • The garage door does not close entirely
  • The safety sensors on the both sides of the door
    track are blocked and you need to remove anything
    blocking their sightline. Usually when this
    happens, the lights will gleam to indicate there
    is an issue with the door.
  • You need to adjust the close-limit switch. If it
    is set wrong, it will inhibit the door from
    opening and closing correctly. The close-limit
    switch prevents people from being hit by the
  • Damaged or rusted rollers will prevent the door
    from sliding smoothly. It also could be that the
    rollers are bent or have veered off their track.
    You need to lubricate the rollers regularly and
    replace the damaged ones.

How To Repair A Garage Door Opener
  • The opener makes a grinding noise but the door
    doesnt move
  • When the opener makes some noise, as if the door
    is opening, but it does not, the main drive gear
    may be defective and need replacement.
  • The garage door refuses to open in the winter
  • The garage door might not open due to very low
    temperatures in the winter. This is because the
    rollers get stiff. You will need to adjust the
    sensitivity of the opener and lubricate the
  • The garage door retreats back after touching the
  • Where the door spring back immediately after
    touching the floor, the close-limit switch could
    be faulty. The close-limit adjustment screw needs
    to be adjusted.
  • The remote is functioning, but the wall switch
  • Where the remote is functioning but the switch is
    not, it could be because the switch and the
    switch wires are defective. You need to check
    which of the two is defective and replace it.

How To Do Overhead Garage Door Repairs
  • Lock the door down tightly using locking pliers
    slightly above one of the rollers. This is to
    prevent the door from reversing back and hurting
    you as you wind the new springs. Also remember to
    unplug the door opener from the power outlet.
  • Loosen and unwind the unbroken spring. Push the
    winding bar into the bottom hole of the winding
    shaft of the intact spring. Clamp the winding bar
    in place as you slacken the two setscrews.
    Fasten the other winding bar into the hole, and
    unwind the spring.
  • Detach the springs from the middle bracket, by
    removing nuts and bolts and then sliding the
    springs into the end brackets
  • By the help of locking pliers, clamp the torsion
    rod onto the bracket. Slacken off the setscrews
    on the left and right side of the cable drums and
    detach the cables.

How To Do Overhead Garage Door Repairs
  • Remove the old spring. Slide the torsion bar to
    the right, on the left side of the door to remove
    the cable from the drum. Then remove the spring
    from the tube.
  • Fix the left spring. With the cone facing the
    center bracket, slip the new spring on the
    torsion tube. Reinstall the cable drum and insert
    the torsion bar to the left-side bearing bracket.
  • Fix the new center bearing slip onto the torsion
    bar. Install the right spring and shove the
    bearing into the cone and restore the drum.
    Fasten the cones onto the center bracket.
  • Change the rollers, bottom brackets and lift
    cables. Replace the new roller and bottom
    brackets, then wound the new cable.
  • Thread the cables in the slot. Run the cables
    between the rollers and the doorjamb. Slip the
    lift cable stop onto the opening on the drum.

How To Do Overhead Garage Door Repairs
  • Tighten the drums. Clamp the locking pliers on
    the torsion tube. Ensure it is locked in one
    place as you tighten the drums. Revolve the drum
    to wind the cable into the winding ruts. Make
    sure the cable is tight enough before you tighten
    up the setscrews. To ensure the door opens
    evenly, equalize tension on both sides.
  • Wind the springs. Put the winding bar hooked on
    the cone and wind the springs in an upward
    motion. Make sure you make exact number of turns
    as recommended in the manual. Rotate the spring a
    quarter turn at a time.
  • When you are done wounding the spring, stretch
    the spring from the center using a winding bar,
    before you fasten the screws. Rotate the
    setscrews until they reach the torsion tube. Be
    careful not to over tighten the screws, as they
    can interfere with the torsion tube.
  • Lubricate the spring using the recommended garage
    door lubricant.

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