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#920799 - 08/10/17 03:55 PM Help. Garage Door Torsion Spring Repaired now New
Jmv Offline
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Registered: 08/10/17
Posts: 2
Hoping someone can guide me. Our garage door torsion spring needed to be replaced. After watching YouTube videos I knew well enough it was out of my wheelhouse. We had both torsion springs replaced. One day one there was a loud screeching sound. I lubed everything that was ok to lube. Sound went away for few days. Since then the loud screech happens every time garage door is closing. As of the last few days I can now see the garage is uneven with a gap of a couple inches from left to right.

Question I have is so you think this is due to shoddy work during repair or just pure coincidence?

The repair guy has not been willing to address stating it has nothing to do with his repair &he will charge a service call to come look at it. Thanks in advance for your input!

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#920800 - 08/10/17 04:25 PM Re: Help. Garage Door Torsion Spring Repaired now New [Re: Jmv]
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 50487
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
"Most likely" one of the springs has become loose on the shaft, and thus it's not creating an equal lift assist when compared to the other side. Result is door is cocking in track. Get your installer back. smile

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#920806 - 08/10/17 07:04 PM Re: Help. Garage Door Torsion Spring Repaired now New [Re: Jmv]
Jmv Offline
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Registered: 08/10/17
Posts: 2
That makes sense. Thanks for the help!

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#920817 - 08/11/17 08:56 AM Re: Help. Garage Door Torsion Spring Repaired now New [Re: Jmv]
JMac Offline
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Registered: 10/14/03
Posts: 1975
Loc: Cary, North Carolina
If he doesn't stand behind his work be sure to write a review on places like Angie's List, Home Advisor, Next Door, and Yelp.


Edited by JMac (08/11/17 08:56 AM)
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#920847 - 08/11/17 06:47 PM Re: Help. Garage Door Torsion Spring Repaired now New [Re: Jmv]
Just_Bill Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/27/02
Posts: 23238
Loc: Wilmington, Delaware
I am assuming a wide door w/2 springs??? First test, disconnect the opener from the door and manually operate the door. It should go up/down evenly, with about equal force, and stay at mid travel if you let go. I am assuming it does not do that?? You should be able to watch the springs wind/unwind, that should tell you what the problem is, if it is springs. But CAUTION, winding torsion springs can be very dangerous if unsure what you are doing.

There are other things on the door that can squeal/squeak, so watch for binding hinges, door binding on the garage framing, etc.

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#920885 - 08/12/17 01:21 PM Re: Help. Garage Door Torsion Spring Repaired now New [Re: Just_Bill]
Bob_Fleming Offline

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Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 30019
Loc: Ft Collins, CO USA
Once you have the door/springs working correctly, lubricate the springs with something like engine oil to stop the noise. There are also silicone sprays made especially for that purpose. Put paper or rags on the floor to catch drips and wipe off excess oil.

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