one lifting cable on garage door fell off

How do I reinstall the lifting cable on my door pulley.

14 Answers

CoachciscoCoachcisco2 Sep 2005
1st answer was correct, relieve pressure on springs and watch for pinch points...
Reply
skelet7988skelet798831 Aug 2005
Clear awnsers given already! Good luck and let us know when you fixed it!
Reply
plumber58plumber5827 Aug 2005
You need to find out why the cable came off in the first place because part of the system may be worn or damged on both counts you most likely need to replace part of the system. try your local builders merchants as most stock gararge doors and spare parts.
Reply
cholbachcholbach25 Aug 2005
You have been given plenty of advice
Reply
JoscarJoscar24 Aug 2005
sorry, can't help you. Succes!
Reply
12hp9112hp9124 Aug 2005
I have never done this, but it looks like the answers above are good. I too have heard that it can be dangerous and to make sure you're as careful as you can be.
Reply
jwcarrjwcarr23 Aug 2005
I agree.....BE CAREFULL!!!!!!!!!! Springs and cables can be deadly!
Reply
Olaf de VriesOlaf de Vries23 Aug 2005
http://www.ehow.com/how_115944_fix-garage-door.html should do the trick mate.
Reply
rivierariviera23 Aug 2005
Usefull answer is given allraedy, Good luck, Peter
Reply
bouwknegtbouwknegt23 Aug 2005
I'am sorry but i don't know.
Reply
alvalialvali23 Aug 2005
Call service personnal
Reply
aritecaritec23 Aug 2005
the answer raybccul gave you is the right one aritec
Reply
haagje2002haagje200223 Aug 2005
no idea i'm so sorry
Reply
raybcculraybccul23 Aug 2005
Generally you will want to release as much of the spring tension as possible by opening the door and propping it open securely with a board or the like. Once the tension is reduced, carefully disconnect the cable from the door and re-align it with the pulley, then reconnect. If there's still too much tension, look for tension adjustments on the spring attachment points or some way to move the door farther to release the tension enough to be safe. Depending on what type of door and mechanism, the specific procedure will be different. It sounds like you have the type of roll up door that has tension springs that pull on cables to counter the door's weight. If this is correct, This page http://www.ehow.com/how_115944_fix-garage-door.html has steps and procedures for removing and reconnecting that type of cable and adjusting the tension. Be sure you check the pulleys for wear and that they are not wobbling on their axles. You'd do well to find out how it came off in the first place and be sure to fix whatever caused it or you'll be doing it again eventually. Also check the cable for wear and fraying, especially where it slipped off the pulley. If you need more assistance, please give more detailed desccriptions of the mechanism and problem and, if possible, provide a picture.
Reply
Didn't find an answer?Ask your question