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How to Fix a Garage Door Spring That Is Broken

Updated: Jan 18

A malfunctioning garage door is an annoying and potentially dangerous problem. One of the most common causes of this problem is a broken garage door spring. If you're having trouble with your garage door, it's important to know the steps for correcting the issue and getting back on track.


Replacing the Torsion Spring with Ease


One of the most common problems garage owners will encounter are broken springs. Torsion springs, which are found above the garage door and attached to metal bars, are an essential part of the door’s opening and closing mechanism. Extension springs serve a similar purpose, but will be found on either side of the door instead.


Replacing the torsion spring is a tricky and potentially dangerous task. Since dealing with a broken garage door spring is risky, it’s important to take certain precautions. You should wear goggles and other protective gear when you’re handling the springs. Also, make sure that the door is completely closed and turned off before you start. You can replace the torsion spring by carefully winding it onto its shaft with a torque wrench. Once tightened, double check to ensure that it's securely in place.


Whether there is a problem with the winding of torsion springs, or your extension springs are unable to relax and constrict effectively, our team at Sun City Garage Doors can quickly diagnose the problem and offer spring replacements.

When Torsion Springs Fail


Torsion springs, one of the most common form of springs used in heavy garage doors (which often weigh more than 300 lbs.), can fail. These springs relax and contract every time you open and close a garage door, meaning they are susceptible to breaking over time.

In the event of the torsion springs failing, and your garage door not opening or closing as it used to, we recommend calling trained professionals to help. Our team can quickly provide spring repair services. Our friendly Phoenix, Arizona team provide garage door spring replacement services that are timely and affordable. Our quick turnaround time, and the huge range of springs we carry with us, mean we can get the job done quickly.




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Only the highest quality of springs

Our garage door spring replacement service in Phoenix, Arizona isn't only popular because of our quick turnaround time, the quality of springs we use sets us apart. Our trucks are equipped with springs of all sizes, and we can ensure that we install springs that provide the right counterbalance to your door depending on its weight.

With the highest quality springs, the friendliest and most experienced team around, and a two-hour turnaround time, you can count on Sun City Garage Doors for quick spring repair and replacement.


Call us today for assistance on your Garage Door Springs.

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