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How to Fix a Garage Door Broken Cable

*** Disclaimer - This Blog Is only for Explanation On the require steps and not to guide you to replace a cable. replacing a garage door cable by yourself is dangerous and can lead to serious injury. please contact Captain Garage Door Services or your local garage door specialist ***

Garage doors are an essential part of your home's security and convenience. However, issues like a broken cable can cause inconvenience and compromise the safety of your garage. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to fix a garage door broken cable.

Step 1: Identify the Problem

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Broken Garage Door Cable

The first step is to identify that the Garage Door cable is broken. You may notice the garage door hanging unevenly or hear unusual noises when opening or closing the door. Inspect the cables visually to see if there are any visible signs of damage.

Step 2: Gather the Necessary Tools

Before you start fixing the broken cable, make sure you have the necessary tools and supplies. You will need a ladder, vice grips, winding bars, replacement cable, and safety glasses. (For Extension Springs Cable Press Here)

Step 3: Release Tension from the Spring

Use vice grips to secure the door in place and release tension from the spring using winding bars. This step is crucial to ensure your safety while working on the broken cable.

Step 4: Remove the Old Cable

Carefully remove the old broken cable from the drum and the bottom bracket. Make sure to take note of how the cable was installed to guide you when installing the new cable.

Step 5: Install the New Cable

Thread the new cable through the drum and the bottom bracket, following the same path as the old cable. Use winding bars to wind the spring and create tension on the cable.

Step 6: Test the Garage Door

After installing the new cable, test the garage door to ensure it opens and closes smoothly. Make any necessary adjustments to the tension of the spring to ensure the door operates correctly.


Fixing a garage door broken cable Is not an easy task to do. Remember to prioritize safety throughout the process and seek professional help if you are unsure about any step. A well-maintained garage door ensures the security and functionality of your home.

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