How To Splice A Broken Garage Door Spring – A torsion spring is standard wound and a torque tube mounted on a garage door. Depending on the size of your garage door, use one or two springs. Removing the spring tension is very dangerous to for people who are not professional and can cause serious injuries if not handled properly. It is recommended that you be very careful when working with torsion springs.
Connect a broken garage door spring, Remove the spring clip. Coils pry the broken part of the spring with the flathead screwdriver. Place the coil inside the “U” of the cable clip approximately two inches from the end of the coil. Repeat for the other half of the broken spring. Assemble the clip and tighten evenly on both sides. It is very important that the clip is tight enough to prevent slipping while spring is being wound.
Confirm that the broken garage door spring cables are positioned correctly. See the installation manual for illustrations in this cable where it should be. Loosen both cable drums and replace cables on each drum with 7/16 “wrench. Starting with the cable drum on the left side (left from inside the garage side), turn the drum until the wire is tight , then tighten the screw. Hold the drum in place and close the torque tube with vice grips. Repeat this process for the right drum (right side from the inside of the garage) except lock down the torque tube. Begin to add tension to the spring insert rod coil winding cone and turning ¼ turn at a time. See the installation manual for the appropriate number of total laps.