Here’s some common symptoms that you need a garage door spring repair: door only opens a couple of inches, opener struggles to open door, door feels very heavy when opened manually, opener arm mount pulling off of door, top section bending or cracking.
Broken springs are the most common reason for a garage door Houston failure. When a spring is broken, your door cannot be opened manually or with the electric opener. Never force a door with a broken spring open manually, it can fall extremely hard or do additional damage to the door.
Torsion Springs can only be replaced by a professional garage door technician. Thousands of people have been killed and maimed trying to replace torsion springs without the proper tools and knowledge. Never release the set screws on the springs, or attempt to remove the spring anchor plate from the wall above the door, these parts are under extreme tension!
If your door only opens a couple of inches, look for a broken spring. Do not increase the force setting on your electric opener; it can damage the door and the electric opener!