Category Archives: Garage Door Cable Repair

Broken Garage Door Cable Repair in Maplewood, MN

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The Garage Door is one of the things that should work the same way every day; you push the button on the remote control and the Garage Door Opener turns on and the door begins to open. You pull your car in the Garage and push the wall button and the door begins to close. This process happens more often in the day than most people realize and eventually something will break down. With such a large moving piece of equipment there are a lot of different moving parts and many of these things have a lot of strong tension on them. If you go to push the button on your remote and the door starts going up and suddenly something snaps and the door goes crooked you may have just had a Garage Door Cable break.

Dangers of Do-it-Yourself Garage Door Repairs

In Maplewood, MN we had a customer that had their Garage Door Cable Break in the morning when they were on the way to drop their kids off at day care. Often times this is a very inconvenient problem because you can never predict when a cable is going to break but unfortunately it is one of those things that will eventually break. This is where it is important to have a professional handle the repair because of the amount of tension that is put on these cables and if one snaps or pops off within the vicinity of any body parts it can actually cut in to your skin. For the customer in Maplewood, MN we were able to arrive at their residence on the same day within only a few hours and make the repair. Don’t let a Broken Garage Door Cable stop your day and make sure you call Garage Door Repair Company for guaranteed Same Day Service.

Causes of Broken Garage Door Cables

There are a few different ways you can avoid the inconvenience of a Broken Garage Door Cable. Maintaining the door, lubricating moving parts, or even having it replaced every few years. We also do have some thicker gauge cables that can be used to last longer than the standard cables. Here are a few other things that can be checked and maintained to avoid Garage Door Cables snapping:

  • Check your Bottom Brackets for Rust
  • Check your Bottom Seal for wear and tear or leaks
  • Make Sure your Aluminum Retainer isn’t Bent or Broken
  • Inspect where the Cables are attached to the Brackets
  • Lubrication of all moving parts

Whether it is your Garage Door Cable that breaks or any other repair that is needed trust the experts at Garage Door Repair Company with all your Garage Door needs. Call 612-886-9606 or visit our Contact Page to fill out one of our website appointment forms today!

Stripped Gear and Sprocket Assembly in Minneapolis, MN

Stripped Gear On LiftMaster Opener

Have you ever gone to open your Garage Door and when you push the wall button nothing happens but you can still hear the motor running inside the Garage Door Opener? Usually this means you have a Stripped Gear and Sprocket Assembly and it needs to be repaired or have a new Opener installed. One of our customers over in Minneapolis, MN was having this issue with his opener and we identified that the gear had stripped out inside the Opener so it was just spinning and not matching up with the other gears. We were able to provide options between repair or replacement and the customer opted to go with a full replacement.

Causes for a Gear and Sprocket Problem

This is a very common issue with Garage Door Openers that can be caused by a few different things that may be happening with your Garage Door. Your opener has a sprocket on top of the opener that is spun by a gear down inside the opener which is then also matched up with another gear from the motor. When there is a lot of stress from your Garage Door it can strip the gear inside or break the sprocket head off up top. Here are some common causes of this issue:

  • Running your Garage Door with a Broken Spring
  • Springs are not balanced properly
  • Running your Garage Door with a Broken Cable
  • The Chain on your Opener was too tight
  • Running the Door with binding sections

Solutions for a Gear and Sprocket Problem

Whatever the problem is that caused your Gear and Sprocket Assembly to break down we can offer many different solutions between repairing and replacing the issue. We can repair just the Gear and Sprocket Assembly or offer a completely new Opener with all new components that you won’t have to worry about for years to come. This is a common problem so it is important to be aware of all your options, we also have multiple replacement options that could even upgrade your features with things like a wireless gateway built in. Whatever repair or replacement option you choose Garage Door Repair Company will make sure it is installed properly and backed by a minimum 5 year warranty. Call 612-886-9606 today or visit our Contact Us page to fill out a website appointment form.

 

24 Hour Repairs in Minneapolis, MN

photo_eyesIt is never easy when something breaks down and it is even worse when it happens unexpectedly. It can throw off your entire schedule and if something breaks down late at night you don’t want to have to wait until morning to have it repaired. Especially when the thing that has broken down is your Garage Door or Garage Door Opener. Sometimes the Garage Door can get jammed open due to a broken cable or torsion spring or the Garage Door Opener may stop working and now your door won’t close properly. Garage Door Repair Company offers 24 Hour Repair Service to meet all of your emergency needs. Over in Minneapolis, MN we had a customer that had an issue with their Garage Door Opener happen at the end of the night when they were locking down the house to go to bed. This customer was concerned about leaving the Garage Door open overnight with their cars and valuables exposed. Even though it was 7:30 PM when the initial contact was made we were still able to have a technician out to their residence within an hour. We were able to make the repair and get the customer’s Garage Door closed and locked down for the night.

Garage Door Repairs

There are a lot of different Garage Door Repairs or Installations that may be needed in your home and at Garage Door Repair Company we are always fully prepared to handle any problem same-day even if it’s in the middle of the night. That is why it is so great to have 24 Hour Repair Service available in Minneapolis, MN or any of the surrounding Twin Cities Metro Area. These are a few of the repairs that we can do same-day:

  • Broken Torsion Spring
  • Broken Cable
  • Bottom Seal Replacement
  • Roller Replacement
  • Garage Door Opener Replacement
  • Track Adjustments

The list goes on and on and that is why we always have fully stocked trucks to meet any repair needs or installations same-day.

Garage Door Installations

Sometimes the repairs that need to be done can be so overwhelming and so expensive that it just makes more sense to have the Garage Door replaced. We can also offer same day installations of Garage Doors as long as it isn’t a special ordered product. We keep most standard doors in stock and can always work around your schedule to take care of your Garage Door Installation. Check out our facebook page for thousands of pictures of different installations and repairs we have done. For any repair or install, any time, call Garage Door Repair Company at 612-886-9606 or visit our Contact Page.

Broken Cable in Bloomington, MN

blog pic 1The Garage Door is often times considered a luxury of life that not many of us are really thinking about, of course, until the Garage Door breaks down. There are many different problems that can occur with the Garage Door but one of the more difficult repairs is when a broken cable happens to your Garage Door. This often times will happen when the door is opening or closing and because of the weight of the door being supported by the Torsion Springs the door will end up going crooked and jamming completely. In Bloomington, MN we were out servicing a customer for some new bottom seal and new precision bearing rollers but while we were inspecting the entire Garage Door we found that their cable was down to only a few steel threads and was about to snap at any moment. We were able to replace their cables before they broke which can cause even more damage and costs.

Don’t Wait Until it Breaks

It is always a good recommendation to have your Garage Door inspected at least once per year for any damages, safety concerns, or just a good old fashioned tune-up. Especially living in Bloomington, MN or any other area of Minnesota we know the harsh conditions we can go through with the weather; the hot humid summers and the brittle cold winters can really take a toll on your Garage Door and your cables. If a Broken Cable occurs with your Garage Door it can cause a lot more problems than just the repair and replacement of your Broken Cables which is why we always say don’t wait until it breaks and get your Garage Door inspected yearly.

Other Problems a Broken Cable Can Cause

When a Garage Door Cable snaps there are many other concerns that need to be looked at and possibly repaired, here are a few of those concerns:

  • Crooked Door Causing Bent Panels
  • Bending and Twisting of the Track System
  • Roller Heads Popping Off
  • Broken Bottom Brackets
  • Broken Hinges
  • Bending or Breaking of the Rail
  • The Entire Door Falling out of the tracks and possibly damaging vehicles inside the Garage
  • The Door Could Fold in on Itself

These are just some of the concerns that can happen and when this does happen it can end up being very costly. If you have your Garage Door properly maintained you can often times avoid these kinds of emergencies. Check out our customer reviews just to see what kind of service you are guaranteed to receive. Get your peace of mind and always have the experts at Garage Door Repair Company inspect and maintain your Cables and any other Garage Door concerns in Bloomington, MN and the entire Twin Cities area.

Torsion Conversion in South St. Paul, MN

Torsion System

Often times our customers will inquire about purchasing a brand new Garage Door and price will be a huge talking point when we are giving out quotes. However a cheaper price does not always mean a good quality product. For example some of the larger corporate hardware stores will have Garage Doors for sale at a very cheap price and it seems like this is the route to go. However down the road when a Torsion Spring breaks or a Cable snaps, customers that have purchased these cheaper doors find out that the spring system that was installed, such as an easy-wind or torque-master system, cannot be repaired and that is when they must have a standard Torsion Conversion done.

This was the case for one of our customers in South St. Paul, MN where they had moved in to a new home and found that the seller had purchased a cheaper door replacement and now they had a broken spring on an easy-wind system. Many of the components of this system are made of plastic or other sub-par materials and are put together in a way that cannot be repaired but only replaced. The cost of the replacement is not cheap which is why we will always recommend that you have your Garage Door Installation done by one of our professional technicians at Garage Door Repair Company with a standard Torsion system in place to avoid having to do a costly Torsion Conversion down the road.

Components in a Torsion Conversion

Part of the reason we always recommend having your Garage Door Installation done by one of our professionals is the amount of parts and labor that go in to a Torsion Conversion. First you have to tear out the old system which is time consuming and dangerous and then install the new system. Here are some of the components that are involved in a Torsion Conversion:

  • New Steel Shaft
  • New Torsion Springs
  • New End Bearings
  • New Center Bearing
  • New Drums
  • New Center Plate
  • New Cables

All of these things are necessary when performing a Torsion Conversion in South St. Paul, MN or any part of the Twin Cities metro and are warrantied for 5 years from the date of Installation

Professional Installation

In the future when you are considering replacement of your Garage Door make sure that you have a professional installation done to avoid costly repairs in the future. Torsion Conversions can be done same-day and our technicians always have fully stocked trucks to meet any of your needs but getting things installed properly the first time is always recommended. For all your Garage Door repairs or installations needed trust the experts at Garage Door Repair Company to help you save money and headaches in the future.