Repairing Your Garage Door Opener

Garage Door Opener Repair and Installation

For an easy garage door repair or installation and operation that is trouble-free, you need to check out some of the tips to doing it right. Below are some of those tips that can guide you to repair and installation of your garage door opener:

  1. Check for the Working Door Parts

You should check for a broken spring. If you have two garage doors operating in the same way, have the springs for both doors replaced even if only one breaks. This is because the other one most probably would break within a year. Garage door making noises when opening or closing or when it’s opening slowly, the problem might not be the opener. Before buying a new one, check for broken rollers and brackets.

Avoid replacing the broken bracket or rollers by yourself because it is attached to a cable that is under tension. Only a professional is able to replace it with care. You could replace your rollers with the nylon types as they are affordable and operates silently than those made of steel.

  1. Have the Door Balance Checked

Test to find out if your garage door is balanced. This can be done by opening your door halfway then letting it go. If the door moves upwards and downwards on its own, it would show that the torsion springs are out of adjustments. This makes your door opener wear out faster and work harder. Don’t attempt to adjust the torsion springs by yourself. Instead, contact a professional for help as it could be dangerous.

  1. Have the Right Opener chosen

When buying a door opener, go for 1/2hp or 1/3hp opener for a single garage door. Choose 1/2hp for a double door and 3/4hp for a wooden garage door. Openers have an opening speed set. Therefore, installing it with a horsepower that is higher would make your door open slowly.


Wrench set, clamps, tape measure, hacksaw and cordless drill are the necessary tools for garage door repair and replacement project. They can help you save frustrations and time.