Garage Door cables on sides

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  1. Mar 2, 2014 #1

    RMA127

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    hello. i have a double car garage door. I noticed today that one cable on the side is a little frayed. I assume the chain on the top drives the steel rod to turn which in turn pulls the cable up and that is what makes the door go up. Correct? How dangerous is the cable? Should i change it right away and is it something i can do myself?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    nealtw

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    Can you post a photo of what you have?
     
  3. Mar 10, 2014 #3

    kok328

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    I assume the chain on the top drives the steel rod to turn which in turn pulls the cable up and that is what makes the door go up. Correct? correct

    How dangerous is the cable? Somewhat dangerous, it's under load

    Should i change it right away and is it something i can do myself? depends on the condition of the cable & depends on your skill levle. What I can tell you is that you have to relax the spring(s) before you do anything and that's the dangerous part.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2014 #4

    havasu

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    I am a 100% DIY'er, but to be honest, I leave garage door springs and cables to the professionals.
     
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  5. Jun 27, 2014 #5

    Paul808

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    I had garage door issues not too long ago and I ended up calling the professionals. These is no shame in getting someone to look at it, if you are not 100% sure. The company I went with was Garaga, I can vouch for their professionalism. Good luck.
     
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