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DOOR TENSION PROBLEM : DOOR DROPS; NO TENSION AT ALL

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  • BrianCA Nov 19, 2008

    My door drops when i open it. There is no tension at all. Anyone have this problem and know how to fix it?

  • bgould Dec 06, 2008

    I have the same problem.  The door immediately drops to the floor with no tension at all.
    It is probably a spring or line problem.

    Can I fix this myself?
    Any secrets to fixing this?


    Thanks

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I have had this problem and had to replace the cable (cord) and/or the springs

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