garage door cable repair

The most important thing in a house is the garage, or more specifically the garage door itself. Because of continuous usage, the garage door cable is more inclined to breaking. In order to lessen the injury, it is better to not open or close a garage door if you suspect the garage cable is broken. Common signs of a broker Garage Door Cable are, tilted door, misalignment with the surface and roof, make a rattling sound upon opening, or if the door falls violently.

Type of broken cables and their fixing

A broken cable is usually occurring because of two reasons either there is a problem with the torsion spring or the cable in the extension spring is extreme tension. Here are some techniques you can use to remedy the broken cable.

Torsion springs cable fixing

The torsion spring is located at the top of the garage door. Often, they are two in numbers, that are tightly winded up on the torsion tube. It has a shorter cable than other types of garage door spring, and it is used to reduce tension from the torsion spring. 

To repair the cable, you will need two winding bars to shift the torsion tension to the door. Afterward, you can remove the broken cables from the both sides of cable drums. To make the cable insertion easier, you can slide the track a bit. After installing cables, remove the winding bar and your door will be ready.

Extension springs cable fixing

The cable of the extension spring is in intense tension. Thus, the extension spring cable repair requires the utmost care. A single repair error can cause the entire garage door to falls. Thus, to repair the cable, make sure the place clamps on each side of the door to prevent it from falling. Afterward, you can change the cable by loosening the ‘S’ hock on the side of the cable drums. 

Before repairing the cable, make sure you have all the necessary tools ready to do the job. Additionally, wear eye and hand protective gear such as gloves and glasses.

Reasons behind a broken cable

Some common reasons that cause the cable in your garage to break are, 

  1. When the cable cord harshly rubbed, either with itself or with the cable drum.
  2. The second reason for the cable to break is the moist environment. Often the humidity causes the cable to catch rust and eventually broke because of no maintenance.
  3. People who have manual garage door roughly open and closes the door, often this rough handling causes the cable either un-wind from the cable drum or in the worst-case scenario they break.


The garage door cable repair is a laborious task. If you do not have any experience or if you haven’t done this before then it is recommended to hire garage door cable repair services. They have years of experience thus, your door will be indoor hands.

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