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garage door missing springs?

Posted by mreber (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 13, 11 at 16:00

Hi everyone. My wife and I are in the process of buying a new home, and the garage door needed to be fixed. The bank agreed to do it (it's a foreclosure), but I'm not sure if it's really "fixed". The automatic opener does open the door, but it does so very slowly. I noticed that there are absolutely no springs assisting the garage door. I'm no garage door expert, but I thought all garage doors would be spring assisted. Do they make garage doors that aren't spring assisted? Can you rely on just the strength of the opener motor to lift the door time and time again? That seems like a lot of work on the motor. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.


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RE: garage door missing springs?

Are you sure there is not a torsion spring above the door?

It will only be visible when the door is closed.

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