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Old October 15th, 2017, 05:47 PM #1
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Need someone to fix garage door.

I had the cable jump the spool on one of my garage doors. I messed with it for a couple hours and donít think I have the knowledge to fix it safely.

Any garage door experts, or pseudo experts that can fix this?
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Old October 15th, 2017, 06:09 PM #2
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Chris Plante of WMAL Radio does spots for these guys, who sponsor his show: https://www.garagedoorrepair.com/

Unless you know what you're doing, best to hire a pro. Garage door springs are under tremendous tension and if they break or release unexpectedly, you won't have time to duck and will never know what hit you.
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Old October 26th, 2017, 08:40 PM #3
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Chris Plante of WMAL Radio does spots for these guys, who sponsor his show: https://www.garagedoorrepair.com/

Unless you know what you're doing, best to hire a pro. Garage door springs are under tremendous tension and if they break or release unexpectedly, you won't have time to duck and will never know what hit you.
Depends on the type of spring. The old style extension springs on the side of the door are pretty safe to deal with. The newer torsion springs over the top of the door can be dangerous
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Depends on the type of spring. The old style extension springs on the side of the door are pretty safe to deal with. The newer torsion springs over the top of the door can be dangerous
Replaced both before safely. Remember to release tension before working on them. Without stored energy, they are inert metal coils.
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Replaced both before safely. Remember to release tension before working on them. Without stored energy, they are inert metal coils.
Yes, and be sure to clamp the door in the open position before disconnecting the springs, and to install a safety cable through them, too.
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Yes, and be sure to clamp the door in the open position before disconnecting the springs, and to install a safety cable through them, too.


After your done with that inspect all the hinges, sheaves and rollers and make sure all are turning as you open and close the door.


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+1 for these guys, they replaced my opener for a reasonable rate and were great to work with.
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Did you get it fixed?
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Not yet. Need to reach out to these guys. Forgot to check this thread. Thanks?
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