How to Repair and Replace a Broken Garage Door Cable, Spring, Lock or Roller Spindles!

Fitting Instructions

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Fitting Instructions for Garage Door Repairs
The most comprehensive set of Fitting Instructions on the Internet!

Most of the Fitting Instructions have been produced by myself, they are designed in a step by step
easy to follow format which will help with
Fitting some Garage Door Cables and Springs and also help you with tips on general routine maintenance.

*I am constantly updating and adding more Fitting Instructions, if the Instructions
for your garage door part is not yet listed please ask for assistance.*

The Fitting Instructions will help with the most common questions:

*How to fix a garage door?

*How to repair a garage door?

*How to replace cones and cables for the most popular up and over garage doors?

*How to change garage door roller spindles?

*How to add more tension to Henderson / Cardale / Wessex
King Overhead Canopy Main Spring?

*How to fit Overhead anopy Door Springs to some of the most popular garage doors?
including Henderson, Garador, King and Wessex.

Fitting Instructions are in PDF Format  Adobe

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Fitting Instructions listed below are for the most popular makes and models of Garage Doors

Henderson - you can follow these instructions for some repairs on Wessex, Birtley,
King cables and overhead main springs

Garador - can be used also for repairs on Westland and Catnic Cables,
Springs and Roller Spindles

Cardale - can also be used for repairs to most Wessex, Wickes, Apex Cables,
Springs and Roller Spindles

King - For any overhead canopy spring repairs see Henderson

Wessex, Apex, Wickes - Please see Cardale Fitting Instructions, except for some Wessex Overhead Springs


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Henderson Cones and Cables Fitting Instructions Adobe

Fitting Instructions for the Cables with looped ends.

Similar principle for Henderson Premier Cables with crimped ends!

Similar Principle for some Cardale, Wessex, Wickes, King, Birtley, Bonsack, Apex,
Garage Doors that have a main canopy spring above the door.

These instructions can be used for some Wessex and Birtley Garage Doors.

Henderson Roller Spindles Fitting Instructions  Adobe

Fitting Instructions for Henderson Roller Spindles with nut and circlip fixings
Henderson Spindles Nuts

How to change the Roller Spindles on a Henderson Gargage Door

Henderson Overhead Canopy Main Spring Fitting Instructions  Adobe

henderson main spring

How to Tension a Main Spring on a Henderson Gargage Door

These instructions can be used to replace similar Wessex, King and Birtley main overhead springs.

Garador, Catnic and Westland Fitting InstructionsAdobe

Garador MK4F Spring Fitting Instructions

Garador Spring Box Fitting Instructions  Adobe garador spring box

How to change the Spring Box on a Garador S/S, Mk2, Mk3c Garage Door

Also Fitting Instructions for replacement
Westland, Catnic obsolete spring boxes with metal covers!

Garador Mk3C Cables Fitting Instructions  Adobe

Fitting Instructions for Garador Mk2, Mk3c, S/S doors.
garador mk3c cables

Cardale, Wessex, Apex and Wickes Fitting Instructions

*Cardale make most parts for Wessex, Apex and Wickes garage doors.
Cardale CD45 Cones and Cables Fitting Instructions  Adobe

Fitting Instructions for Cardale Cones and Cables
These cones have the 22mm plastic nut to the tapered end of the cone.

cardale cones cables
These instructions can also be used for Wessex, Apex, Wickes Garage Doors
that are also fitted before 2001 with the same plastic cones!

Cardale CD Professional Cables Fitting Instructions  Adobe

These Cardale Doors have the Anti Drop Mechanism as pictured below
cardale cables cardale cables

These cables are also fitted to Wessex, Apex, Wickes Garage Doors from 2001 onwards

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King Fitting Instructions

King Cones and Cables Fitting Instructions  Adobe

King cables

Hormann Fitting Instructions
Hormann cables
These instructions will soon be added!


All repairs on this page are possible and relatively easy to carry out and complete by any DIY enthusiast

Before attempting to carry out any maintenance or repairs to a Garage Door please read carefully any Instructions
provided for that particular make of door.

The springs on Garage Door are usually held under a good deal tension!

Before any work is attempted on the Garage Door, the tension on the spring or springs must be isolated or released, only after this has been done can any work be completed in saftey!

Please make sure before any work is carried out that you have read any Instructions carefully and you also have the correct
parts and tools neccasary to complete the work!

All work is undertaken at your own risk

If in any doubt please ask for help I will be more than will to help where I can.

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