No it is not hard to replace the springs.If you
feel safe winding and unwinding 500 lbs of tourque
standind on top of a ladder where thousands of people get hurt,cut,fingers missing,kids getting
crushed,and dogs getting killed, no its not hard.
some things are better left to a trained tech.
why would you spend 6-8 hours to trying to repair
what it takes a tech 1 hour to do to save 100.00
bucks?do it yourself is a lot of fun,and does save money,but if you hurt yourself and wind up in the hospital is that worth it. with most major
repairs you get a warranty thats totally worth it.