What Are The Most Common Reasons Of Broken Garage Door Springs?

Even though you mightn’t always find a broken garage door spring, the signs of it are very clear & different as long as you know what to look for.

But the question is why overhead door springs break down in the first place? Is a broken overhead door spring is a rare instance, prompted only by a particular incident, or is it a typical occurrence that occurs steadily over time? Well, the answer is – it can be both.  Let’s go through a few common reasons of a broken garage door spring.

Rust: Overhead door springs are made from metal, so they are susceptible to decay. If any rust builds up in the spring, its durability can be reduced by years. Decay deteriorates the coiled spring & also augments the amount of friction, making it to wear quicker.

Poor Maintenance: Though overhead door springs don’t need extensive care & maintenance, but they can’t also be left totally overlooked. It is wise to check the balance of the overhead door every year.

Regular wear: While it’d be great if the garage door spring lasted forever, the truth is that the simple action of opening & closing the door numerous times every day are not easy. It is hard on the spring, even though they are designed specifically to do this task. Most garage door springs are made to last long, but they will not last for lifetime. The everyday wear & tear of endlessly opening & closing of the door breaks the spring down and eventually, they have to be repaired or replaced.

Cost saving schemes: Everybody wants save some cash. Unfortunately, there’re some areas you simply cannot ignore and this definitely includes your garage door spring. As much as it might be alluring to buy cheaper spring, or may be to purchase one spring where 2 are requires, these attempts to save cash will only end up costing you more money in costly garage door repair. When you invest on proper springs, they will last for many years. When you cut corners to save some dollars, the spring will wear out quicker, meaning they will need to be replaced much faster.

There is never a convenient time for your overhead door spring to break down. When this vital component breaks down, you need garage door spring repair or replacement job quickly. And for this you can always trust Brisbane Automatic Garage Door Openers – your one stop garage door service in Brisbane. For any garage door spring emergency, Call 0424 313 713 now or email admin@brisbaneopeners.com.au.

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Sectional Garage Door Repair in Brisbane

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Garage Door Spring Repairs Brisbane

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Garage Door Spring Repair – Importance

Retaining your garage door springs in desirable repair is the most essential step you may take to make sure your equipment works reliably and properly.. Although a garage door’s individual panels, cables and tracks also require periodic attention, springs are the key to saving you money and hassle in the long run. Take a look at how preventive spring maintenance can help keep your overhead door operating like new.

Maintenance Extends the Life of your Garage Door

You can take some simple steps yourself to give your door a longer life span. For example, you should regularly lubricate the pulleys, track and other parts every six months or so with a light oil or silicone spray. You can also replace the weather stripping and tighten loose nuts, bolts and screws.

Your system will last longer if you take the time to give it a careful examination on a regular basis. This should include looking for tears and shredding in the cables as well as rust or dents in the tracks. You should also test the locks periodically, checking to make sure that they are secure. These steps will keep your equipment running smoothly, prolonging the life of your door. Of course, if you are uncertain about how to perform these procedures, you can hire a professional to take care of them for you.

What you cannot handle as a do-it-yourselfer is anything relating to the springs. Torsion springs are dangerous and require the attention of an experienced professional. Under normal use, annual maintenance is usually sufficient. In a commercial setting or if you cycle your door multiple times each day, experts recommend twice-yearly inspection and maintenance.

Safety Inspections

Thousands of people are injured by garage doors every year. Not only do people suffer pinches and lacerations from faulty parts, but many are injured when doors fall as a result of broken torsion springs. In addition to the regular maintenance service, ask your repair contractor to provide a safety inspection at least once per year. A specialist will be able to determine if parts need to be repaired or replaced and will update your door with the most current safety features.

The Importance of Spring Repair and Replacement

On average, garage doors are opened and closed around 1,500 times each year. If you neglect regular door maintenance, the rollers can become frozen, necessitating the replacement of your tracks. The opener mechanism can fail; leaving your door jammed halfway open. The tracks may become misaligned or misshapen, making your door difficult to open and close. Or, worst of all, the torsion springs could become unbalanced or lose tension, causing the door to abruptly fall. In some cases, pieces of the tightly coiled spring can come loose and fly through the air, causing severe injury or even death, as well as damage to property. Preventive maintenance will save you the hassle of dealing with unexpected problems.

Brisbane Automatic Garage Door Openers offers garage door spring repair and consultation in Brisbane. As one of the leading garage door professionals, we offer exceptional and affordable service like automatic garage door, tilt garage door openers repair and sectional garage door repair in Brisbane. We extend our service are to Brisbane’s surrounding suburbs, south to the Gold Coast, North to the Sunshine Coast & west to Ipswich.

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Compact Garage Door Openers

Designed for single or double roller doors, these openers fit on either side of the roller door, and rest on the bracket that supports the door. They are powerful and fast, and tend to have a rugged DC motor. As they fit onto the side of the door, they are easy to install and to replace. Care must be taken while installing to prevent the tension on the springs from being released, or the door falling off the bracket while installing. DIYers should be careful when doing the installation alone

In case you want to purchase a right type of garage door opener or looking for a successfully replacing the openers then simply rely on the best. Garage door repair specialists, Brisbane Automatic Garage Door Openers offers garage door opener repair and consultation in Brisbane. As one of the leading garage door professionals, we offer exceptional and affordable service like automatic garage door, tilt garage door openers repair and sectional garage door repair in Brisbane. We extend our service are to Brisbane’s surrounding suburbs, south to the Gold Coast, North to the Sunshine Coast & west to Ipswich

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Garage Door Opener Repair Useful Tips

Familiarize yourself with steps you can take to perform basic maintenance and testing on a regular basis. Visually inspect for signs of wear and look out for proper lubrication of the brackets, hinges and rollers. A user manual usually includes a variety of different tests that will ensure your doors safety. In the case of anything getting damaged, it is best to leave it to a trained professional as these doors are heavy and moving parts are under high tension.
Buying an automatic garage door for the first time can be a bit of a decision. With a bit of research on the internet one can easily see the different types of automatic doors and all the accessories that come with them. The 2 most popular types of doors are timber look finished garage doors and slim line steel look garage doors. The timber doors are more expensive than steel doors, but will add an elegant look to any home. For one of the best investments towards any home and household safety, buy an automatic garage door rather than a normal self-help manual garage door.

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Tips to Repair Garage Door Opener

Garage doors are a key part of your house and are the entrance you probably use most often to access your home. While offering convenience, they also need to ensure security and protect your house and possessions, and that means they need to operate efficiently and safely every time.

To ensure the required reliability, safety and security, their design has evolved over the years and they are now very simple and rugged machines that can stand up to significant abuse and generally keep on working, even if they have some minor damage and need repairs and servicing. That means that as we go about our daily lives, we seldom take notice of them and never check them or carry out routine maintenance. We are used to carrying out regular and routine maintenance on other appliances and furnishings, but despite their importance to our lives, we never give the Garage Door the attention its importance demands.

But as they are made of metal and plastic parts and components that move, rotate and slide, they do wear and sometimes fail. Infrequently, this failure is very noticeable and the door sticks or jams, and even on rare occasions it is spectacular, like the door falling off or coming out of its tracks.

But mostly, before you have major problems, the door will give you an early warning that something is wrong. Typically you will notice that it has started making a strange or different noise, or it does not move up and down as smoothly as it did before. Sometimes the door picks up a minor and intermittent problem like stopping and reversing and you need to operate it several times before it opens or closes properly. Another typical indicator is that when you return home the door is open, but you are sure you closed it when you left

DIY REPAIRS

The tools required to repair Garage Doors are pretty basic, and you can repair most garage doors problems if you have:

  • Socket set (Metric and AF)
  • Spanner set Metric and AF)
  • Screwdriver set
  • Claw hammer (16-20oz)
  • Electric drill / driver

Safety to yourself and any one assisting you should be the priority, and remember that Garage Doors weigh up to 130kg (and sometimes more) and when that weight is 2-3m above the garage floor, that means that there are some significant hazards, particularly when you are working with the structural elements of the door or the springs.

Below is some advice on some simple repairs of Garage door openers, and hopefully this will give you some useful insight.

 

  • Repairing problems with Remotes and push buttons.

If you have an automatic opener that is operating erratically, start by looking for problems with the Remotes. These radio transmitters take a lot of abuse while dangling on key rings, living in sweaty pockets, and being dropped and bashed, etc. So they eventually do fail, or become erratic, or start working spontaneously.

Repairing remotes is easy if it is a battery that needs replacing, or a faulty button and coding in another button is a solution.

But when it is not something easily repairable, to ensure reliability, it is better to replace it. Now that these remotes are freely available online, as well as from the large hardware stores, replacement remotes are now relatively cheap. Alternatively you can go directly to the original suppliers, who should have agents or branches in the big centers.

But in this world of online shopping, probably your most convenient option is to use a reputable online supplier like Retro-remotes (http://www.retro-remotes.com/), as they will supply original or generic replacement remotes, along with an instruction card for coding them in, and they also offer free technical advice.

If the opener has a “Bell Push” wall button, these are normally quite crude and cheaply made. Often if you have problems like the door opening spontaneously, this may be caused by bad or loose connections inside the bell push or the flex connecting it to the opener. It also may be that the spring inside the bell push has become worn with repeated use, and is connecting continually

  • Repairing and replacing the worn out gears on your old chain driven opener.

More difficult for the DIY home owner are defects or damage to a major part such as the main gears inside the door opener, or the springs on the door. In such cases, the repair is more involved, and requires a higher level of knowledge and skill with tools.

If you can hear the motor running, but the chain is not moving, chances are that one of the gears on the main drive is broken.

Before attempting a repair, you should check that the Control Card and Limit Switch are OK, and this you do by running the motor and checking that the shaft rotates first in one direction and then stops at (say) the top limit, and then when you start it again, it runs in the opposite direction and then stops at the bottom limit. Repeat this a few times to ensure that is does this reliably, and so that you know which is the top limit, and which is the bottom.

If it does not do this, your repair has just become a lot more complicated and expensive, but if the Control Card and Limit Switch perform as they are meant to, then you can be pretty certain that it is one of the cogs or the drive sprockett that is damaged

Before attempting any repair, first and foremost you should disconnect the electric supply to the garage door opener to protect yourself from electric shock.

Next check that the main drive sprocket on top of the opener that drives the chain, is still intact. Sometimes these are fixed with a split pin or cotter pin, and if this pin has sheared, the motor may be driving the shaft but as the drive sprocket is no longer attached to the shaft, it does not rotate.

Another common problem occurs when the soft metal bearing on the shaft collapses in the direction that the chain pulls it. If it wears a bit, the motor may become more noisy, but will still operate reliably, however, as it wears even more, the drive sprocket may start scraping on something and making a noise, this is generally an indication that the bearing has collapsed more than is safe.

If the motor is running but the sprocket is not turning, also check that bearing hasn’t collapsed so much that the shaft started touching the pressed steel casing of the opener and that over time this has cut into the shaft itself so much that it has weakened and sheared off.

Careful scrutiny of this is needed, as the chain may hold the sprocket it place even if the shaft has sheared off

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