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Welborn Garage Doors repairs and services all brands of garage doors and openers. We can fix broken springs, doors off track, doors not closing, add support to bent sections, and even program remotes. Our skilled technicians will provide a FREE Service Call (during normal working hours). In most cases, they will be able to repair your garage door or opener during your consultation. Your time is important to us, so our technicians are fully equipped to handle numerous repairs, eliminating the need for a second appointment.
Garage door problems may occur at the least convenient moment. If you have a garage door emergency, you may not have the luxury of waiting until standard business hours to address it. A broken garage door can be dangerous and create havoc on your schedule. That is why we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our office staff is always here to answer your call and dispatch experienced local technicians to swiftly resolve your garage door emergency. We look forward to providing you the highest quality service and solutions.
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Common Repairs for Garage Doors & Openers
The information provided on this page is intended for consumer education only; please leave repairs to certified professionals.
Garage door cable drums are located on the torsion spring shaft. The torsion spring shaft and drums rotate to coil cable wires onto the cable drum and lift the door. Cable drums are designed to reel in and dispense cable in an orderly manner, thus preventing cable chafing or overlapping.
If you have a broken cable or drum it is best to have it replaced as soon as possible to avoid damage to other components of the garage door system.
Only garage door professionals should replace garage door drums due to the extremely dangerous nature of these systems and the intense forces involved.
Proper reinforcement adds years to the life of your door. Struts are applied to door sections to increase stability while the door is in the open position, reduce the stress on hinges and rollers, and prevent the door from binding or breaking as it opens and closes.
We recommend strut support on single car residential garage doors if the door is motor-operated steel. Without proper reinforcement, an electric opener’s force is strong enough to bend steel doors and tear up sections.
A properly placed strut can save you money on future repairs, but the additional weight of a strut adds stress to existing springs. We recommend updating your springs if you add a strut to a two-car garage door.
The force settings act as a secondary safety mechanism in the event of safety sensor failure. Improperly adjusted force settings cause damage to your garage door and may be dangerous for people and animals in the vicinity. If a child or animal is in the path of travel as a garage door with faulty force settings close, they could be seriously injured.
The force settings could also be a concern if your garage door gradually stops fully opening or closing. Old and weakened springs shift much of the burden for lifting and lowering the door to the opener motor. The opener motor is not equipped to handle this much weight and begins to strain.
To test if the problem lies with the door or the opener, pull the emergency release handle hanging from the opener rail. This disengages the opener, and allows you to open and close the door manually. Lift and lower the door, testing the spring and rail systems. Your door should stay at any point of travel when released on its own. If it travels, then the springs are worn and require replacement.
If, however, the door stays where it is released and moves up and down smoothly, then the problem is likely an internal component in the garage door opener unit itself. You can keep the opener disengaged, and manually open and close your garage until you are able to set an appointment for repair.
Safety beams work in pairs, mounted on either side of the garage door at no more than 6 inches above the ground. Each sensor beams a light across the opening. When the beam is obstructed or when the sensors cannot catch the other sensor’s signal, the garage door opener will not close.
The fix is simple: If your door won’t close, check for objects obstructing the sensors. If the door still will not close, check that the sensors are aligned, and clean the sensor’s surface to remove moisture, dirt or other particulates. Afterwards, attempt to open/close the garage door again. If you are still unsuccessful, call us for a free consultation.
Do you love your door? You can preserve your investment by converting an extension spring system to a torsion spring system. A well-designed spring system counterbalances your garage door – and only torsions spring systems are designed to work as a pair as opposed to extension springs which work individually.
This service conversion includes a shaft, springs and drum assembly installed directly above the opening of your garage door. The torsion spring evenly distributes the garage door’s weight, which is critical to extending the life of your garage door.