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What causes the spring to break and how long do they last

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What causes the garage door spring to break and how long do they last?
asked in Car Garage by rico2054 (120 points)
edited by darekrudy
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Hi Rico,

I have a post about the garage door springs which you can find here - 

http://checkthishouse.com/656/garage-overhead-door-springs-and-more.html

and besides other information you'll find there the following paragraph:

Torsion type garage door springs for residential overhead garage doors have anywhere between 5000 – 30000 cycles life span. Those digits represent an average total number o times you should be able to open and close your door before anticipating garage door spring replacement.

answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)
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