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  • rdjagger Apr 08, 2015

    what type of spring are you asking about. torsion spring or regular/old style side spring.

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After reading the answers to your question about how to replace a broken door spring, it makes sense why it might better to call a professional. I'm a big fan of DIYs. However, when it comes to home improvement or repair, it can probably be better to be safe than sorry. http://www.advancedoorservice.com/residential

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Well all of the above advice is good/great, but you have not said what type of garage door you have. if the springs are on the side of the garage door, they are not very hard to replace and not all that dangerous. if the spring or springs are over the top of the garage door, then you do know what you are d oing and people have been maimed. so what type of garage door do you have. you can always post a photo. lots of good knowledge on this site.

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I also think you'd be better off hiring a professional. Spring replacement is extremely risky and if you don't know what you're doing you could end up doing more damage than good. This could include damage to your garage door or injury to yourself. It's best to hire a garage door repair service. Good luck to you, Valentine! http://www.kaufmanoverheaddoor.com/services.html

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Dangerous and not easy. And when job is done you replace both springs so that both are identical in characteristics.

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Amen to that Josh I have done some but it is not a DIY job as the spring has to be proper length strength and twist.right hand or left hand

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You can call a local garage door repair shop to get replacements. They should have springs that will work with your garage door depending on if the door is for a single-car or double-car garage, or if the door is made out of wood versus steel. Usually both of your springs will have to be replaced for safety reasons. You should not replace the spring yourself unless you are a trained professional with the proper equipment because the springs are very dangerous and cause serious injury.

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My garage door will not open. I pulled on the emergency rope to see if that would help but it did not.


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make this steps and fix it. God bless you

  1. Open leverCheck your microwave lever to determine if it is damaged. If it is broken, simply replace the lever to get your microwave door fully functional again.
  2. Door springResponsible for keeping downward pressure on the door hook, the microwave door spring can begin to malfunction. If this part is broken and prevents you from opening your microwave door, replacement is necessary.
  3. Door latchOne reason your microwave door may not open properly is a broken door latch. Located inside the microwave, the door latch manipulates the door hook to keep the door closed for safety and top performance. If broken, the door could become stuck in the locked position.
  4. Door hookIf your microwave door will not release properly, the door hook could be damaged. Located inside the door, the door hook is made of plastic and prone to breakage with extended use or age. As this part is unable to be repaired, the only option is to replace it.
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Open Lever

If the microwave door won't open the open lever might be broken. This part can be replaced separately.


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Door Spring

If the microwave door won't open the door spring may have broken. The door spring is located inside the door and keeps downward pressure on the door hook.


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Door Latch

If the microwave door won't open the door latch might be broken. The door latch is inside the microwave. The door hook, which is part of the door, engages with the latch to keep the door closed during operation. If the door latch or actuator breaks the door may not open.


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Door Hook

If the microwave door won't open the door hook might not be releasing properly. The door hook is installed inside the door and normally releases when the door is opened. The hook is made of plastic and will break over time. When this happens it will need to be replaced, it can't be repaired.


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Button Spring

If the microwave door won't open the button spring might be broken internally. The button spring can be replaced.


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Button

If the microwave door won't open the button might be broken internally. The button can be replaced.


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Handle Actuator

If the microwave door won't open the handle actuator might be broken. This is a plastic part which can become brittle over time. This part is connected between the door button and the door latch assembly.

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Open Lever


If the microwave door won't open the open lever might be broken. This part can be replaced separately.

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Door Spring


If the microwave door won't open the door spring may have broken. The door spring is located inside the door and keeps downward pressure on the door hook.

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Door Latch


If the microwave door won't open the door latch might be broken. The door latch is inside the microwave. The door hook, which is part of the door, engages with the latch to keep the door closed during operation. If the door latch or actuator breaks the door may not open.

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Door Hook


If the microwave door won't open the door hook might not be releasing properly. The door hook is installed inside the door and normally releases when the door is opened. The hook is made of plastic and will break over time. When this happens it will need to be replaced, it can't be repaired.

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Button Spring


If the microwave door won't open the button spring might be broken internally. The button spring can be replaced.

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Button


If the microwave door won't open the button might be broken internally. The button can be replaced.

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Handle Actuator


If the microwave door won't open the handle actuator might be broken. This is a plastic part which can become brittle over time. This part is connected between the door button and the door latch assembly.
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see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Open Lever If the microwave door won't open the open lever might be broken. This part can be replaced separately.

Door Spring If the microwave door won't open the door spring may have broken. The door spring is located inside the door and keeps downward pressure on the door hook.

Door Latch If the microwave door won't open the door latch might be broken. The door latch is inside the microwave. The door hook, which is part of the door, engages with the latch to keep the door closed during operation. If the door latch or actuator breaks the door may not open.

Door Hook If the microwave door won't open the door hook might not be releasing properly. The door hook is installed inside the door and normally releases when the door is opened. The hook is made of plastic and will break over time. When this happens it will need to be replaced, it can't be repaired.

Button Spring If the microwave door won't open the button spring might be broken internally. The button spring can be replaced.
Button If the microwave door won't open the button might be broken internally. The button can be replaced.

Handle Actuator If the microwave door won't open the handle actuator might be broken. This is a plastic part which can become brittle over time. This part is connected between the door button and the door latch assembly.

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