Garage Door Cable Repair is an important service that should be performed by a trained technician. This will help your garage door perform at its best and prevent the need for a costly replacement.
Your garage door cable is made from stainless steel and is a safety restraint that stops an extension spring from recoiling with extreme force, which could injure or kill anyone within your home. This is why it is crucial to inspect and replace your cables once a year!
When your cable is in good condition, you can expect your garage door to open and close smoothly. If it seems to struggle, squeak or shake as it moves, then there may be a problem with the cables. If the cables are showing signs of wear or damage, they need to be replaced before they break completely.
It is important to note that while it is possible to do some garage door cable repairs, you should never try to perform these repairs yourself as they are not only complicated and dangerous, but can be potentially life-threatening if you make a mistake.
The first step is to remove the garage door and disconnect it from the track. To do this, attach vice grips to the track right below the bottom roller and place a ladder or scaffolding under the door. Once the door is safely removed from the track, then you can loosen the drum and cable.
Once you have disconnected the drum and cable, you can unravel the cables from the drum on one side and loop them around a peg at the bottom of the garage door. You can also affix the new cables to the drum, following the manufacturer’s directions.
You can also rewind the cables back on the pulleys that are attached to your garage door. However, be careful not to do this with too much tension on the cable as it will increase noise and decrease the lifespan of the cables.
When you are rewinding the cable, it is important to remember that you need to wind the cable in the direction of the pulley that is closest to the door. This is important to do because it will reduce the amount of twisting that occurs during operation.
Another important thing to remember is that you should always check the direction of the cable before you start putting it back into place. If it is wound in the wrong direction, you will have a hard time getting it back into place and you will need to take extra care to get it right.
If you want to learn more about garage door cable repair, contact us at Precision! We will be happy to explain the process and show you how easy it can be for you!
How to Rewind a Broken Cable
The simplest way to rewind a broken garage door cable is to affix the new cable to the drum on the side that is closest to the door. This will be easiest to do if you have someone else lift the door from the bottom.