Safety Note

Safety Note from PartsReplacementStore

The replacement or adjustment of most garage door springs should only be attempted and completed by experienced certified professionals.The springs, cables and bottom fixtures are under extreme loads and without the proper tools, training and knowledge to make this type of repair can and may cause severe injuries or death.In addition, the safe and proper operation of your garage door and the garage door opener is very dependent on the garage door springs being properly calibrated and balanced for the size and weight of your particular garage door.It is our professional opinion and position that these types of repairs should never be attempted by anyone other than by factory trained, experienced and certified garage door professionals.

Since 1993 all residential garage door openers manufactured for distribution with in the United States have been required to meet the UL-325 safety standard.In addition it is also unlawful to service existing openers in some areas unless you bring the garage door opener into compliance with the UL-325 safety standard.Most manufacturers are using photo-cells to comply with some of these provisions and the location of the photo-cell is a condition of the safety standard.The photo-cells are to be located from 3” - 5” off of the garage floor to prevent serious injuries, or even death, to people and especially to children.Disconnection or the malfunction of the photo-cells will inhibit the closing of the garage door with any device except for maintaining constant pressure on the wall control button.For your friends and family's safety, we highly recommend that your garage door opener be installed and maintained by certified professionals that are factory trained in the proper installation and servicing of these devices and are familiar with your local requirements.

Whenever a garage door has an electric garage door opener the manual pull down rope should be completely removed from the garage door and the jamb to prevent the rope from becoming entangled with persons or objects while the door is being opened or closed.In addition, to prevent any damage to the garage door or the garage door opener, any outside lock should be disabled in such a manner that the door can not be accidentally locked while the garage door opener is connected to the garage door.