How do you adjust or replace garage door springs? There are two different styles of garage door springs used on sectional doors TORSION and SIDE-MOUNTED. Torsion springs are mounted on a stationary metal shaft located above and parallel to the top of the garage door frame. They are attached on one end to a stationary plate located above the center of the door frame.
If adjustment of the rear track hanger is necessary, the door must be locked in the closed position because the weight of the door is supported by the rear hangers. NOTE : If the torsion springs do not increase in tension as the 1/4 turns are added to the springs, then you probably have the torsion springs reversed.
How to Adjust a Garage Door Spring - Adjusting Torsion Springs Close the garage door. Secure the door. Locate the winding cone. Loosen the set screws. Prepare to adjust the tension. Adjust the tension. Stretch the spring. Tighten the set screws. Repeat on the other side. Test your door.
Adjust the dial or knob until pressing the opener causes it to stop raising the door as it becomes about even with the top of the garage door opening. Adjusting it beyond that will cause it to
Adjusting a garage door will include one of two things. (1) The Garage Door Track guides the door and (2) The Garage Door Springs control the weight as it travels up and down. Both can be adjusted, however, some of these adjustments are simple, others are more difficult.
To adjust vertical garage door tracks, start by loosening the lower track brackets using a screwdriver or wrench. Then, move each track until there is a 1/4 inch of space between the bottom of the garage door and the top of the crown molding. Use a vertical level to make sure your tracks are properly aligned, then retighten the track brackets.