How to Open a Garage Door with a Broken Spring?

open garage door with broken spring

Ever wonder if the Spring on your Garage Door gets broken and How do you open your garage door then?

First of all, it’s not recommended to open or try it by yourself as it may get hurt by doing this. What we recommend is contact a Trusted Garage Door Company in your area.

We at Alba Garage Doors provides all the solutions to these kinds of Garage Door Problems. You can Contact Us at any time. We offer 24×7 Services.

If you have a garage door opener you can attempt to use it and assist by pushing up on the door.

You can also mechanically disconnect the garage door opener. Usually a red handle on a red rope attached to the traveler. This will allow you to open the garage door.


The spring functions as a counterbalance to the weight of the door. Without the spring being operational you’ll notice the door seems much heavier. Depending on the weight of the door this may pose a danger. Especially when lowering the door. Do not stand between the door tracks when operating the door.

The Spring coil is to balance the weight of the door if it is broken you will be lifting the whole weight of the door still easy enough for an adult male. When closing care should be taken for it can close suddenly with the weight of the entire door ease it down gradually.

NOTE: Beware of the Spring tensioned up they can cause serious damage when released. Unless you have knowledge of these types of doors leave it to the pros

Leave a Reply

Call Now Button