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Don't Forget Lubrication...

Posted by Dodgeman on October 10th, 2000 12:24 PM
In reply to Adjusting tension on garage door by Aggie'92 on October 9th, 2000 06:49 PM [Go to top of thread]

I have no doubt that your springs need adjustment. However, the previous posts are correct. These torsion springs contain a LOT of energy and adjusment should be done only by someone with the experience and proper tools. Some new torsion springs can be adjusted through a worm drive attached to them, but I doubt that is what you have. These torsion springs have a B10 life of about 5000 cycles, which means that 10 percent of them will fail after 5000 cycles. This life can be extented by lubricating the coils with 80-90 gear lube.
Good luck,

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