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How To Repair A Garage Door

At DIY Garage Door Parts, we know that most home handymen and women don't have a lot of experience replacing parts on their garage doors. Quality parts, proper installation and a bit of maintenance usually keep these doors running smoothly for years. In order to better serve the do-it-yourself crowd, we have produced a complete series of DIY garage door repair instructions for our website visitors. We want to make sure that you know how to order the right parts, install them quickly and safely, and enjoy your experience enough to return in the future and even tell your friends about us!

You are welcome to begin shopping in our online garage door parts store right away. Rest assured that we only offer quality, made-in-the-USA parts, tools and supplies. You are also welcome to contact us by phone, email or online chat. Before you order, you might want to check out our online garage door repair tutorials. We have a lot of experience with garage door parts and repairs, and we hope to share this experience with you. 

Safe and Efficient DIY Garage Door Repair Videos

We don't just sell American-made garage door parts and supplies. We also know a lot about maintenance and repairs. We have developed our series of repair tutorials using the safest and most efficient methods of getting the job done. We have learned these methods from our own training and lots and lots of on-the-job experience. Most of our competition offers little or no customer support. Customer service is just one of the things at which we work hard to excel by providing plenty of one-on-one ways to communicate with us and helpful DIY garage door repair videos.

View our tutorials here or on YouTube. Before you get confused or frustrated by instructions that you find on some blog or video-sharing site, we hope you'll stop here at the Garage Door Repair Help Center first. You are also welcome to view our DIY Garage Door Parts YouTube Video Channel or our Google + page. The advantage of YouTube is that you can find a lot of mobile apps to view YouTube videos, so you can take your tablet or cell phone out to the garage and refer to these videos while you work.

If you stop by our YouTube channel, we hope you'll take a moment to offer some feedback to help us keep improving, tell us which tutorials really helped you, and share the helpful videos with your friends.

DIY Garage Door Torsion Spring Replacement Tutorial

One of the most common repairs needed for garage doors is the replacement of torsion springs. Average garage doors weigh a few hundred pounds, and it is these springs that do most of the heavy lifting when you open or close your doors. This is true if you manually operate your door or have an automatic garage door opener. We only sell oil-tempered torsion springs, and our high-cycle torsion springs have an eight-year warranty and could last much longer. You shouldn't have to replace your garage door springs very often, but when you do, you are bound to need some instructions.

How to measure garage door springs: Before you can replace your springs, you will need to know how to order the right replacement part. On this page, "How to Measure Garage Door Springs," you can find both the video and a transcription of the tutorial to read.

These are the highlights of this tutorial about measuring torsion springs to which you should pay attention:

  • Measuring the inside spring diameter, wire diameter and overall spring length
  • Determining if the spring is left- or right-hand wound 
  • Avoiding common mistakes when measuring garage door springs

How to install torsion springs: One of our most popular and useful garage door repair videos is found on this page: "How to Install Garage Door Torsion Springs." We are especially proud of this repair video, because we worked hard to offer the correct advice about the simplest and safest way to get the job done.

We have found plenty of other spring-replacement instructions online that don't offer this level of quality advice, and we can understand why many people think that this job is too tough. If nothing else, we hope you'll take the time to watch this video to see if this kind of job is a good project for you to tackle. If you can do the work yourself, you can save hundreds of dollars by using these how to repair a garage door videos we offer.

By the time you finish our video, we're sure that many of you will agree that this is a job that you really can do yourself. If not, you can always refer to the video above this one that will help you order quality, made-in-the-USA parts from us. After that, you can hire a local professional to do the job with the understanding that you purchased your own parts. At least, you'll understand the process, so you'll be more prepared to shop for the right services.

These are the highlights of our torsion spring replacement video:

  • Determining if your torsion spring is broken
  • Getting and using the correct tools and safety equipment
  • Step-by-step instructions and demonstrations of the entire process
  • Testing the spring replacement to make sure it was correct

Garage door parts and components: This is a great DIY garage door repair video for anybody searching for how to videos garage door and or who just wants to learn about the various parts that all work together to keep doors operating smoothly. If you don't have a specific task in mind or just need help diagnosing some trouble with your own door, you might want to start here. You can find it on the "Garage Door Parts & Components" page.

This video covers garage door parts and garage door opener parts. By the time you finish this tutorial, you should know what all of the parts are called and what tasks they perform. This can really help you diagnose problems, perform routine garage door maintenance, and order the correct parts from us. If you decide to contact us via our online chat, email or phone, it will help to watch this video first, so we can be sure we are all speaking the same language.

DIY garage door maintenance: Performing periodic maintenance on your garage door can extend the life span of this expensive door and all of its parts. Even though many garage door repair tasks are fairly simple, it's always a lot easier to just keep your door in good working order in the first place. Not only can we tell you what to do, we can tell you how to do it properly.

These are examples of our DIY garage door maintenance instructions:

  • Proper garage door lubrication: Our instructional videos explain and demonstrate the right way to lubricate your door and what parts to lubricate. We also have a video that explains why we suggest using certain types of lubricants and why it's very important to avoid using others. You can find these videos here: "Garage Door Lubrication" and "How to Lubricate Your Garage Door."
  • How to level up your garage door: There are several reasons that doors might not be level any longer, and this video covers those reasons to help you diagnose your unique problem. The instructions also describe and demonstrate how to fix many common leveling issues in the simplest way possible. Find the instructions here: "How to Level Up Your Garage Door."

Garage door opener and electronics repair instructions: In addition to solving problems with the mechanical parts of garage doors, we can also help our visitors understand, diagnose and repair garage door openers, keypads, sensors, remotes and other garage door electronics. Of course, we also hope that you'll remember our online garage door opener parts store when you need to buy electronics. 

Replacement garage door rollers: We wanted to include our video about garage door rollers because we believe that the right roller can solve a lot of garage door problems with noisy doors. For example, our 13-ball-bearing, nylon rollers operate very quietly. Also, they are so durable that they will probably outlast the rest of your entire building.

These are highlights of our garage door roller guides:

Other DIY garage door repair instructions: Besides the videos and transcripts already listed, we also have a number of other popular garage door repair tutorials. We've included video and text instructions for replacing garage door belts, cables, screws, brackets and plates.

DIY garage door repair tools and supplies: In addition to selling parts that you need for repairs, we also offer tools and supplies. We already mentioned that we suggest certain lubricants for garage door maintenance, and you can find those lubricants here in our store. In addition, we sell winding bars that you will need for spring replacements, and this video, "Learn About Hex and Round Winding Bars for Garage Doors" will help you buy the right one.

What If You Can't Find the DIY Garage Door Repair Video You Need?

We have already produced dozens of popular instructional videos that we have listed in the Help Center and on our YouTube channel. However, it's possible that you have a question that we haven't covered yet. We'd like to invite you to leave feedback after any of our YouTube videos to let us know what you'd like to see.

Also, you are very welcome to contact us by calling, emailing or using the online chat box that pops up during business hours. Our toll-free phone number is 1-866-813-7899. At the bottom of the main page, you can also find a box to sign up for our newsletter. We offer discounts to our newsletter subscribers.

Shop Online for Quality, American-Made Garage Door Parts, Tools and Supplies

If you place an order today, we will almost always have it shipped out by the next business day. If you order in the morning, it's likely we will get it out the same day. We know that some garage door repairs can't wait, and we work hard to earn our reputation as a very reliable distributor. Unlike so many of our online competitors, we are an actual American, family-run business. We stock thousands of parts, and this allows us to offer fast delivery and competitive prices.

In the rare event that you can't find the right part, just contact us. In addition to stocking parts from top manufacturers, we also produce some parts and can handle many custom orders for rare, odd or obsolete garage door parts. We may either be able to suggest a replacement part, produce the part for you, or track down a supplier. In this case, we may not be able to promise same-day delivery, but we will communicate with you during the whole process, so you'll know what to expect as far as price and delivery time.

Order Your Garage Door Parts Today From DIY Garage Door Parts

We are proud to offer fast and reasonably priced flat-rate shipping, quick delivery, quality parts and service that always strives to exceed your expectations. That's why we spent the time to produce all of these DIY garage door instructions and are eager to hear from you before, during and after a sale. We offer commercial and residential garage door parts in our online shop, and we sell our made-in-America, quality parts, tools and supplies to businesses and the public at wholesale prices.