Garage Doors/torsion spring


torsion spring
torsion spring  
I've got am old genie pro 82 third hp screw-drive. I was having problems with winding the cable cause it came off track ....but ny PROBLEM is that i loosened the two set screws that hold spring to the rail....and sprung back FAST,,,so how do i get it back to the point where it was cause theres alot of tension wound up in that sping. is there a special tool or do i have to pay someone to do it . PLEASE HELP THANK YOU.,p,

HI David,

Do not mess with the torsion spring, it is extremely dangerous. Go to and find a certified door dealer in your area. Or check with your neighbors and get a reputable door company to do the repairs.
Yours in doors,


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Mike Whitacre


I will not answer questions about garage door openers 20 years old or older as they are unsafe, PURCHASE A NEW ONE. How many cell phones have you owned in 20 years? I have 40 years in the garage door industry and have seen almost everything. I sat on the Wayne/Dalton dealers board in 1986,1987,and 1988. I am on the IDEA board of directors ( and am accredited by same. I will, to the best of my ability answer your questions on doors or openers. I will not deal with shinbuster type doors. Replace it if you have one! If your question is about stretch type springs, call an IDEA accredited dealer and have torsion springs installed.


I have been in the overhead door industry for 40 years. I have dealt with all major brands of garage doors and openers. I have been a member of the International Door Association for 25 years( My speacialty is working with and understanding stretch and torsion springs. However, I will never recommened a customer to deal with a garage door spring.

International Door Association, Door and Access Manufacturer's association, Institute of Door Education and Accreditation, American Legion

I have 2 years of collage , am on the IDEA board of directors, and if you didn't notice have been in the industry for 40 years!

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I recieved the Train the Trainer certification from the Institute of Door Education and Accreditation in April 2001.

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