Remove/replace garage door bottom roller?

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Dick Yuknavech, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Hi all.

    I want to remove. for cleaning or replacing, the bottom roller on my
    garage door. There is no problem with removing the brackets on the other
    rollers, but on a torsion-spring door the bracket for the bottom roller
    is hooked to that cable with a grillion pounds of tension in it.

    Does anybody know what the trick is?

    TIA

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    Dick Yuknavech, amateur DIY guy.
     
    Dick Yuknavech, Aug 9, 2005
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  2. Dick Yuknavech

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    On Tue, 09 Aug 2005 15:39:32 GMT, Dick Yuknavech <>
    wrote:

    >Hi all.
    >
    >I want to remove. for cleaning or replacing, the bottom roller on my
    >garage door. There is no problem with removing the brackets on the other
    >rollers, but on a torsion-spring door the bracket for the bottom roller
    >is hooked to that cable with a grillion pounds of tension in it.
    >
    >Does anybody know what the trick is?
    >
    >TIA



    When the door is up the tension should be released. My cables hang
    slack when the door is up
     
    , Aug 9, 2005
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  3. On Tue, 09 Aug 2005 12:22:09 -0400, wrote in
    alt.home.repair:

    >On Tue, 09 Aug 2005 15:39:32 GMT, Dick Yuknavech <>
    >wrote:
    >>I want to remove. for cleaning or replacing, the bottom roller on my
    >>garage door. There is no problem with removing the brackets on the other
    >>rollers, but on a torsion-spring door the bracket for the bottom roller
    >>is hooked to that cable with a grillion pounds of tension in it.
    >>
    >>Does anybody know what the trick is?
    >>
    >>TIA

    >
    >
    >When the door is up the tension should be released. My cables hang
    >slack when the door is up


    Hmmm. I'll have to meditate on that for a while. My cables are still
    under some tension in the full-up position. They're very short at that
    time, so it's difficult to guesstimate how heavy the tension is.

    I just recalled - a while back I loosened the lock bolts on one of the
    pulleys to even out the door. I bet I can do that (on one side at a
    time!) to replace those rollers. I'll have to ponder that.

    Thanks for the reply.

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    User?

    Dick Yuknavech
     
    Dick Yuknavech, Aug 9, 2005
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  4. Dick Yuknavech

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    On Tue, 09 Aug 2005 17:33:08 GMT, Dick Yuknavech
    <I-give-up.@dontspamcom> wrote:

    >On Tue, 09 Aug 2005 12:22:09 -0400, wrote in
    >alt.home.repair:
    >
    >>On Tue, 09 Aug 2005 15:39:32 GMT, Dick Yuknavech <>
    >>wrote:
    >>>I want to remove. for cleaning or replacing, the bottom roller on my
    >>>garage door. There is no problem with removing the brackets on the other
    >>>rollers, but on a torsion-spring door the bracket for the bottom roller
    >>>is hooked to that cable with a grillion pounds of tension in it.
    >>>
    >>>Does anybody know what the trick is?
    >>>
    >>>TIA

    >>
    >>
    >>When the door is up the tension should be released. My cables hang
    >>slack when the door is up

    >
    >Hmmm. I'll have to meditate on that for a while. My cables are still
    >under some tension in the full-up position. They're very short at that
    >time, so it's difficult to guesstimate how heavy the tension is.
    >
    >I just recalled - a while back I loosened the lock bolts on one of the
    >pulleys to even out the door. I bet I can do that (on one side at a
    >time!) to replace those rollers. I'll have to ponder that.
    >
    >Thanks for the reply.



    Lift the door further than the regular open position. Jam a 2x4 under
    it to keep it up.
     
    , Aug 10, 2005
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