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Door Surgeon Garage Door Repair Parts, Springs & Hinges

Door Surgeon garage door sales and service parts counter has garage door replacement springs, hinges, rollers, photo-eyes, remotes, weatherstrip, garage door replacement motors and cables for all your garage door needs.

As there are several different garage door styles and manufacturers there are a number of different parts required to match your existing garage door. Each garage door has been designed to use very specific hinges, rollers, cables, drums, springs, track, panels and weatherstrip. Door Surgeon's garage door parts centre serviceman will help you find the correct part to match your current garage door and even help with some garage door part installation instruction. It's wise and easy to bring us photos of your current garage door, broken garage door part or bring in the actual broken garage door part so that we can match your part accurately to a part that will correctly and safely work with your current garage door.

While all garage doors seem to look the same, your garage door may be a wood door, hollow metal or insulated steel door, it may be that your brand of door is made by one of these manufacturers: Barcol Steel Craft, Creative Door - Wayne Dalton, Garaga, Overhead Door, Northwest Door, Haas Door, Clopay Garage Doors, Amar Garage Doors, Equal Garage Doors, Door Masters-Sunshine Door, and Richard Wilcox.

Visit Door Surgeon's sales and service centre parts counter for garage door parts

Visit Door Surgeon's sales and service centre to view and purchase garage door parts or call Door Surgeon's mobile 24hr serviceman come to your home to repair, fix or replace your broken garage door spring, hinges, rollers, drums, cables, remotes, photo eyes, weatherstrip and garage door panels.

Garage Door Springs

Home garage door springs & wayne Dalton tork tubes

Visit Door Surgeon's sales and service parts counter and talk to our garage door service technicians about the garage door spring you need. Not all garage door springs are alike, they vary in length, wire-gauge and style.

Parts For Garage Doors

Garage door hinges, rollers, cables, drums, photo-eyes, remotes & weatherstrip

Door Surgeon parts centre stocks a variety of sizes and functions of garage door parts. Garage door hinges for residential doors sizes 1 through 6 and center hinges as well. Commercial garage door hinges sizes 1 through 7 and center hinges. Residential garage door rollers. Commercial garage door rollers, short stem and long stem. Garage door cables for 7 and 8 foot high garage doors. Commercial custom made garage door cables. Garage door cable roller drums for home or commercial garage doors. Photo-eyes for residential garage doors. Remote for residential and commercial garage doors. Weatherstrip for home and commercial garage doors. Garage door bottom weatherstrip seals.

Garage Door Openers

door and frame, repair or replacement door and frame, repair or replacement

Garage door openers to meet your garage door size

Door Surgeon has a variety of garage door openers to meet the size of your garage door and the headroom available.

Parts and service recommendations are available for a number of common garage door brands including: Steel Craft, Wayne Dalton, Garaga, Overhead Door, West Gate Overhead Doors, North West Door, Clopay Garage Doors, Amar Garage Doors, Equal Garage Door.

Troubleshooting Garage Door Operations - 7 min

Video Script

When we train we look at a typical garage door installation, but what about the jobs that have a variation from the norm? Problem solving is a critical skill for an installer, you must find a safe and effective solution to the problems that confront you from time to time. You'll learn from experience and from others how to remedy certain types of installation problems, but we can show you some of the problems you might encounter.

Your first step is to take an ounce of preventive care at the conclusion of every installation and check for proper installation by slowly opening and closing the door. performing a simple post installation check of the door is an absolute essential part of the job, it doesn't take a great deal of time but does enable you to check for problems while you are there and avoid a costly return to the customer to troubleshoot problems.

Improperly Installed Bearing Plates - Lets say that when you go to open the door the top section hits the drum on both sides, what can you do? Check the side bearing plates. Manufacturers have different mounting systems that can cause confusion, if the bearing plates have accidentally been installed in the wrong hole it can cause the whole section to be an inch or so too low causing the door to hit the cable drums.

Loose Cables - If during your post installation test you notice your door is too heavy or you notice one of your cables is too loose and could fall off, here's what you do. First check to see if the garage door is sloping, if there is a slope and you didn't compensate by ensuring that the bottom section was level you'll have one cable longer than another. The bottom section must be level in order for for the cables and door to operate properly. Next check your spring tension, if you have insufficient sprint tension the spring will loose all of its preload prior to completing the opening cycle, as a result the cable can become loose or even fall of the drum.

Door is hard to open - You have a door that at first is difficult to open but after it's been lifted about 4" above the ground it works perfectly. Let’s see if we can find the problem. First see if you have attached the stop molding properly, stop mold should be installed so that there is a half inch between the wooden part of the molding and the door section. If it's too close the door will bind as it starts to open or as its about to fully close. You want a good seal between the molding and the door but it can't be so tight that it prevents the door from opening.

Locating a bind - If you find a bind during the doors operation, stop the door as it begins to bind and check how each roller fits into the track. When a door is fully closed you should be able to turn the shaft of each roller, if you can't spin the shaft thats where the bind is. To remedy this situation, loosen the vertical track and back it away from the door.

Spring compression - If you're lowering a garage door and it won't completely close or it wants to raise back up as it gets to about a foot above the floor, you have a problem with spring compression. As you close the garage door the torsion spring winds and grows longer, this spring growth is necessary. If a spring slips off the centre cone or the winding cone then spring growth is prevented and the door won't close. When you do experience spring compression it has a very unique feel. Here's how you fix it, clamp the torque tube in place with locking pliers, place your winding bar in the winding cone and carefully undo the set-screws. Now, tap the winding bar this simple action will stretch the spring and eliminate binding, retighten the set-screws and remove the locking pliers.

Low Headroom - exists when the space above the garage door opening is insufficient to allow for proper operation of the door. Some low headroom spaces require the services of a veteran installer but there are a couple of devices out there that anyone can use to complete a low headroom install. They are called quick turn fixtures. These devices are designed to more rapidly turn the top section allowing the door to clear the drums and operate the way it’s supposed to. Any time you end up a couple of inches short of where you need to be, installing a quick-turn device could just save the day.

Unsafe Work Conditions - We've emphasized the point throughout this series that safety is your top priority, as an installer the most common safety concern you will encounter is a cluttered garage. Most companies have a standard procedure whereby they instruct the customer to provide a clear space to work in but many times the customer fails to understand what this means. If you arrive on-site and encounter a cluttered garage make sure you get the home owners permission prior to moving anything from the garage and then do so with great care. If the customer doesn't want you to move anything then instruct them how much room you will need and allow them to clear the area. If the customer doesn't want you to move anything and they don't want to move anything then you will not be able to install the door, but don't expect that to happen very often. The main thing to remember is to not proceed with the installation until you have created a safe working environment.

Experience is the greatest teacher, you'll learn many ways to solve problems and troubleshoot in the process of developing your skills. We've looked at only a few of the common problems that you might run into but many other variables exist and potential challenges will find you. One cautionary note, never take a risk, if you are unsure how to handle something call your trainer or your supervisor and explain the situation this is especially important in your first year. You won't be criticized for asking the questions while you are learning. In the vast majority of cases the problems you face will be resolved and as you gain more experience you'll gain more ways to troubleshoot.

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