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How to Measure a Torsion Spring to Order a Replacement

Torsion springs are a vital part of your garage door system. If they break, you will need to replace them right away. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door of Cleveland advices that you do not change your own springs unless you know what you are doing. The springs hold a lot of tension and can cause fatal damage if you do not handle the part correctly.

However, if you are a person that knows how to make this type of repair, use this information to order a replacement spring.

1. Determine The Wind Direction

To start with, you’ll need to look at your current spring to determine which way it winds. It will either wind towards the left or the right. A right-hand spring coils clockwise. A left-hand spring coils counterclockwise.

2. Measure the Spring Diameter

You’ll need to measure the inner diameter of the spring. There may be an ID number on the inside of the coil.

3. Measure the Wire Size

You’ll need to measure the length of the wire in inches. Generally, there are up to 20 coils on a spring. If the spring is broken in half and in two separate pieces, you’ll need to measure both pieces and round to the nearest whole number. If your spring is uncoiled, you need to measure that part as well.

4. Use the Garage Door Spring Size Chart

Once you have your measurements together, you’ll need to use the size chart to order the right part. Here’s a guide you can use:

Length of 20 coilsWire sizeLength of 20 coilsWire size
2 1/2.1255 3/4.289
2 3/4.1355 7/8.295
2 7/8.1426 1/8.3065
3.14836 1/4.3125
3 1/8.15626 3/8.3195
3 1/4.1626 5/8.331
3 3/8.1706 7/8.3437
3 1/2.1777 1/4.3625
3 3/4.18757 1/2.375
3 7/8.1927 7/8.3938
4 1/8.2078 1/8.4062
4 3/8.2188 7/16.4218
4 1/2.22538 5/8.4305
4 5/8.23438 3/4.4375
4 7/8.24379 1/16.4531
5.2509 1/4.4615
5 1/4.26259 3/8.4687
5 1/2.2739 3/4.400
5 5/8.28310.50

Call us Today For Spring Repair

If you need your springs repaired, the team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair of Cleveland can help you. We have a team of professionals on call to assist you. If your spring breaks and you don’t have experience with this type of repair, call us immediately.

We are happy to work with you any way we can. Call now so we can get someone out to your home ASAP.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
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