8' x 7' wooden sectional door with torsion spring and Liftmaster GDO
in Chicago, IL
A few months back my door stopped midway (on its way to close) and one
of the cables came loose. We hired a pro who came and dinged me for
replacing new cables. After 5 days, the same thing happened. I
called him and he has recommended changing the whole setup ($680).
I installed new cables myself (yes, I played with death in winding the
springs myself) but after 2-3 weeks, the same problem happened. I
noticed this time that the cable drum on the left hand side (facing
the door from inside the garage) was touching the bracket and that was
causing the whole problem. I checked both cable drums and they were
rock solid. What i mean is that the cable drum hadn't shifted but the
whole torsion shaft had moved. Is there a diagnosis why the torsion
shaft is moving?
I have to confess that the house is 50 years old and I am the 6th or
7th owner of this house and I don't know how old the door is. What
would you recommend? I don't have a problem shelling out the dough
for the new door but I really hate to pay if the only thing wrong is a
small bearing someplace.
Any advise is really appreciated. If you recommend going for the new
door - I have the option to go for Clopay ($680), Amarr ( $600) or CHI
($590). Any recommendations will be helpful.