My up and over garage door failed today, leaving my 7s marooned the wrong side of the door!. The failure is on the top rail which carries the big spring, it has sheared in the corner which carries the small spring for the rhs runner. To allow me to get the 7s out I feel a job for Messrs Bodget and Fixit coming on. The problem I have is that the lhs runner is still connected to the main spring and when I try and open the door, it skews and the lhs mechanism fouls a rainwater down pipe.
The question is if I disconnect the spring on the rhs will I be able to raise the door without it skewing off to one side? I know it's how long is a piece of string, but hoped someone else knows more than I.
Every problem has a silver lining, as this will ensure my wife gets the new door she wants' which will include a personal door.