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This is a basic question. We have old fashioned tilt up garage doors. They are wood and use springs on each side to open the doors and keep them open. I want to adjust the springs because: 1 one door will not stay open and 2 one door is very hard to open. The question is: How can I adjust the springs?

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You move them up or down on the chain link on the bottom or on the holes on the garage door frame where they attach at the top. proper adjustment has the door open about half way with free travel on the opener. you also can change the size/length of the spring to adjust tension one way or the other. generally the best adjustment is from the bottom. an obviously, it is easiest to move the springs when the door is fully open. block it fully open with a long 2x4 or something as you do this, otherwise the door will fall good luck

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