One of the most common problems that we see is malfunctioning garage door springs. How do you know if your springs are about to be… well… sprung? Follow these steps to find out:
- Close your garage door and disconnect your electric opener.You’ll want to test your garage door springs by hand, so make sure that any electric garage door openers are turned off before going through the rest of these steps. You’ll want your garage door operating in manual mode to perform this test!
- Lift your garage door by hand until it is about halfway up, and then release it.If the garage door lifted smoothly, and stayed in place when you released it, continue to the next step. If not, this can be a sign that your garage door springs are not properly aligned, or that they are due to be replaced.
- Lift the garage door the rest of the way (until it is fully open).If the garage door continued to move smoothly, and stayed in the fully open position, continue to the next step. If it didn’t, that is a sure sign that your garage door springs could be in trouble.
- Lower the garage door back to the halfway point and let go.If the garage door was still rolling smoothly, and stays in position when you let go, your garage door springs are working and are adjusted correctly. If this didn’t happen, you will want to get those springs looked at – they could be incorrectly adjusted, or could need to be replaced.