Garage Door Center Bearing
Professional Garage Center Bearing Replacement
If your garage door is equipped with a torsion spring, it relies on a center bearing that helps evenly distribute the door’s weight.
Over time, those bearings will experience wear and tear and eventually need replacement. Faulty bearings can put excessive strain on other components and compromise your door’s ability to open safely.
Call Precision 24/7 for center bearing replacement and garage door repair services!
How Long Do Center Bearings Last?
The lifespan of garage door center bearings can vary depending on several factors, including quality, maintenance, usage, and environmental conditions.
Center bearings provide support and stability to the door’s shaft, letting it rotate freely during opening and closing. They’re built to last and are typically made of durable materials such as steel or nylon.
That being said, center bearings frequently withstand heavy loads, and they’re susceptible to wear and tear like other components.
Standard center bearings usually last around 10,000 cycles.
The center bearing is located inside the spring’s stationary cone (pictured on the end of the spring above).
Why Do Center Bearings Break?
Aside from normal wear and tear, center bearings could fail for several reasons including extra strain from other components. All garage door parts work together, so if a different part breaks and adds stress to the springs, the center bearings will be affected, too.
Here are a few of the common reasons center bearings stop working.
- The bearings are supporting too much weight, leading to bending or breaking under pressure
- Improper installation (of springs or the garage door itself) has overloaded the other components
- They weren’t properly maintained and corroded or got too rusty over time
Not sure if center bearings are the issue? We can help! Precision technicians perform a 25-point safety inspection before beginning any work, find the source of garage door problems, and offer different repair options to best fit your individual home and budget.
Why Choose Precision?
We use a center bearing with additional bearings to aid in the smooth operation of the whole torsion spring system.
Others will use a plastic center bearing with a plastic bushing that only provides support for the center of the spring system.
Precision has been providing trusted garage door services in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years.
We take pride in using only the most high-quality garage door parts and backing up our work with an industry-leading warranty.
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