Absolutely Not!!! Garage door openers are not designed or intended to hoist the door by brute force – the door should always be adjusted for easy manual operation before the opener is connected, or in the event of the opener failing, a power outge, etc.

Can I use a different size spring on my garage door?

When you add everything up, you have the exact weight once done; you can then use two different size springs if it yields optimal balance. If you are a homeowner and the technician used two different size springs, don’t be alarmed. What matters is that the garage door is balanced.

What happens if you put the wrong spring on a garage door?

When torsion springs are sized incorrectly, they can lead to safety issues. The garage door will not work as it should, and that could lead it to malfunction and potentially endanger users.

Can you use a garage door opener without springs?

These springs are essential for opening and closing your garage smoothly, especially if you have two. This means that you shouldn’t use your garage door opener without any springs since residential openers don’t typically have much horsepower.

Can garage door extension springs be too strong?

Can garage door springs be too strong? Yes. In laypeople terms, the job of a garage door spring is to counterbalance the weight of the door.

Does the length of a garage torsion spring matter?

The most important measurement of all on a torsion spring is the overall length from one end to the other. The length of a torsion spring is integral to its winding capacity. If you have a large garage door, for example, you can’t have an undersized spring and expect to get the needed lifting and lowering ability.

Can you use different torsion springs on garage door?

It is OK to use springs with different spring lifts but it is better to have matched springs (wire size, coil length, coil diameter, etc.). If you use mismatched springs try to keep them nearly alike, it is acceptable, to to lift a 190 lbs garage door with two springs, one 100 lbs.

Can I put heavier springs on my garage door?

If your garage door springs have lasted less than five years, or if you plan to live where you are for many years, you may want to try the extra long life torsion springs. By using larger springs, you can, in most cases, quadruple your spring life while only doubling the cost of the springs.

What do the colors mean on garage door torsion springs?

The color code on a torsion spring indicates whether it is a “right wind” or “left wind” spring, with black indicating right wind and red indicating left wind. Beyond that the torsion spring is color coded so that technicians can determine the thickness, or gauge, of the wire.

Can you over tighten garage door springs?

1) Secure the door in place by putting a C-clamp on the garage door track above the bottom-most door roller. As you adjust the spring more tightly, there is the chance that the door may begin to rise if you overtighten it… a dangerous possibility!

How do I know what size torsion spring I need?

Quote from Youtube video: If you prefer to use a pocket wire gauge you'll be able to find the correct wire size matching the coils to the correct wire size key. The case should exactly match the coils on the spring. Part 427

Are all garage door torsion springs the same?

Although torsion springs provide the same function for all garage doors, their components and setup will depend on the spring system. Here are a few you can choose from for a residential garage door: Standard torsion springs. Most residential garage doors are equipped with this type of torsion spring.

How do I know what size garage door spring I need?

Measure the circumference of the cable drum, and measure the height of the garage door in inches. Divide the height of the garage door by the cable drum circumference, then add one. This is the number of turns that are on your spring. For example, a 14′ high door is 168″ high.

Should a double garage door have 2 springs?

Doors with extension springs should always have two springs. The pair work together to provide a counterweight to the door. If one of your garage door springs breaks or is in poor condition, replace both springs. Replacing one spring just means the older spring will have to be replaced in a matter of time.

How do I know what springs to buy for my garage door?

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Quote from Youtube video: Some other companies use blue for both their 90 pounds and 140 pound Springs if your existing Springs are blue it's a good idea to double-check either your door weight or the spring diameter.

Which is better torsion or extension springs?

Torsion springs tend to be stronger and more durable than extension springs. And though they are more expensive, they last longer, between 15,000 and 20,000 cycles as opposed to 10,000 cycles with extension springs. They also offer greater balance and show more control when moving, not jerking as the door moves.

What is the color code on garage door springs?

Garage Door Extension Spring DASMA Color Code Chart

Color Pounds Kilograms
Brown 60/160/260 xxx
Orange 70/170/270 30/75/120
Gold 80/180/280 35/80/125
Light Blue 90/190/290 40/85/130