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Can Your Garage Door Open with a Broken Spring?

Garage Door Broken Spring

If your garage door spring breaks, you might be wondering if you can still open and close the door. The short answer is - it depends. In some cases, you may be able to manually open and close the door, but it's generally not recommended and can be dangerous.

Garage door springs play a crucial role in the operation of your door. Their main job is to counterbalance the weight of the door, making it easy to lift open. When a spring breaks, it removes a significant amount of that counterbalancing force, making the door much heavier and more difficult to move.

You may be able to open the door manually in the short-term, but it will require a lot of physical effort and can potentially damage other components of the door system. Repeatedly opening and closing a door with a broken spring can wear down the opener motor, track rollers, and other parts, leading to more expensive repairs down the line.

My advice would be to avoid trying to manually open a garage door with a broken spring, unless it's an absolute emergency. The safest option is to call a professional garage door repair company to assess the damage and make the necessary repairs. They have the tools and expertise to safely service the door and get it back in working order.

In the meantime, I'd recommend keeping the door closed to prevent any accidents or further damage. With the spring broken, the door could come crashing down unexpectedly, which could injure someone or cause property damage. It's just not worth the risk. Call in the pros and get that spring replaced as soon as possible for your safety and the longevity of your garage door system.



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