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Garage door after repair

Posted by intravino (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 13, 08 at 1:17


I need your help!

I replaced both springs on my uncle's garage door and now the garage door opener does close completely the door. There's always a small opening at the bottom.

What do you guys thing it is?

I played with the adjustments of the garage door opener and nothing helped.

Thanks for your Time,


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RE: Garage door after repair

Did you use the right springs? They come in different weight ratings.

What happens when you disconnect the opener? Does the door function correctly?

RE: Garage door after repair

Yes I did use the right springs, some rating as the old one.

I did not disconnect the opener.

Lets say it does the same without the opener, it means that the spring tension is not the same on each side?


RE: Garage door after repair

If the small opening at the bottom is the same all the way across the door it may just be the 'down limit control.' This is on the side of the motor unit and takes a small screwdriver. Turn the control in the direction of the arrow printed on the cover. If you go too far the door will bump the floor and reverse to the open position. It may take a little tweaking to get it right. Also remember if you run the motor too much the thermal protector will turn it off and you will have to wait about 15 minutes for it to reset.

RE: Garage door after repair

You should start the diagnosis with the opener disconnected. That allows you to figure out if the problem is with the door or the opener. As Don mentioned you may need to adjust the down limit on the opener. It's reasonable to assume that new springs are a little stronger than the old ones.

RE: Garage door after repair

It is my uncle's Garage.

Anyways, He told me that he took off the opener, and he cannot close the door manually.

Does that mean that I put the spring tension too high?


RE: Garage door after repair

It probably does. You need to adjust the springs so when you raise the door to approximately waist high it will stay there.

RE: Garage door after repair

Thanks Don,

I will readjust the spring tension.



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