Cable Repair

A Quick Guide to Garage Door Cable Repair

Imagine you are getting late for an important work and you press your garage door gate button but instead of opening it just makes a weird sound? Your garage door consists of many components which work together to give you smooth opening and closing of your doors. Cable is one of those important components and a slight malfunction in it can cause big trouble for you.

If you are facing any such condition, here is a complete guide to garage door cable repair:

Understanding the type of garage door cable Repair:

Depending on the springs of your doors, there are different types of cables. So before diving into the repair process you must have knowledge about these two types of cables.

  • Torsion spring cable
  • Extension spring cable

Steps to repair:

Following steps you need to follow to repair your garage gate cables:

  • Start with opening the door manually. You can pull the emergency release handle to open the door.
  • Using vice grips hold the door in place.
  • Now start unwinding the springs to remove the tension on it. Loosen the screws of spring.
  • Remove the cable from the drum with the help of a wrench.
  • Now using a socket wrench, remove the cable from the bottom bracket.
  • After removing the cable completely you can proceed with the installation process of the new cable.
  • Now attach the new cable to the bottom bracket wrapping it around the drum.
  • Rotate the drum in an anticlockwise direction and tighten the cable with screws.
  • With the help of a winding bar increase the tension on the screen.
  • Pull down the emergency handle to re-engage the door.

Now you have a quick guide to cable repair, you can repair your garage gate cables at home easily. But don’t forget to seek professional help once in a while to assure security.