Are Your Garage Door Springs Working Correctly?

One of the most common garage door problems that we observe is broken garage door torsion springs. But the question is how do you know if your torsion springs are about to malfunctioning or broke?

Following mentioned step is the article will help you to determine the working position of springs. If you are not confident about your creative skills, then click for service to keep your garage door in a good working position.

  • Try to operate your garage door in manual mode. To do this, just close your garage door and disconnect it from the electric opener to stop the power supply. You will need to test the springs by hand so make sure that the electric opener is turned off before conducting the rest of the procedure. You will have to put your garage door in the manual model before performing the tests.
  • Now you should lift the garage door halfway open. Lift the garage door by hand until it is about halfway open and then leave it there. If the garage door moves smoothly and stayed at its marked position where you left it, continue to the next action. If not then it can be a warning sign that the springs on your garage door are not properly adjusted or aligned which need to be replaced. 
  • Open the garage door completely. Lift the garage door up until it is fully opened. If your garage door continued to run correctly and stayed in its fully opened position then continue to the next step. In case, it did not then it is a clear indication that your springs are in trouble which needs to be fixed immediately. Call a professional garage door expert to help you.
  • In the next test lower your garage door to its half path and let it go. Observe the garage door carefully, if the garage door is still running smoothly and stays in the position where you left it, it means that springs are in their good position. There is no need to adjust them. If it did not happen, call a professional garage door spring expert to inspect, adjust, or replace the springs according to their requirements.

These steps will help you to determine if your springs are functioning as well as they should. Regular garage door inspection and maintenance of garage door springs can help you to discover and diagnose any potential issue before it becomes a major disaster. It is good to conduct these tests several times a year especially before winter. It only takes a couple of minutes to test how your garage door springs functioning well. On the safe side of the road, call a professional garage door expert if you notice that your springs are going to be a break.