How do I replace a garage door spring?

  • If your garage door spring is damaged, check to see if your garage door uses one or two springs. Most garage door systems often use pairs of springs.
  • If your garage door has a second spring, check for signs of wear in that spring. If it seems worn, purchase two new springs so that you can replace both at the same time.
  • When purchasing a new spring, get the same length and weight as the old spring.
  • Remove the end cones on your old spring. This will free the broken spring from its fasteners and let you remove it.
  • Replace the spring and tighten the end cones.
  • Consult the garage door’s owner’s guide for the correct spring torque, and then use winding tools to wind tension back into the spring.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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