Wayne Dalton Torquemaster Replacement
Wayne Dalton Torquemaster Spring Conversion
Wayne Dalton Torquemaster System
The Wayne Dalton Torquemaster system was developed to improve on the traditional torsion spring system. The spring bar/torsion tube remains The spring bar/torsion tube remains mounted on the header above the garage door like any standard system. However, the TorqueMaster system hides the springs within the spring bar/torsion tube. The weight of the garage door will determine the number of springs needed.
The Torquemaster system also utilizes small plastic drums mounted on each end of the spring bar/torsion tube. Each cable wraps around the plastic drums and connects to the bottom door bracket. With the Torquemaster design, the springs provide the capability to counterbalance the weight of the door leaving the cables and drums to lift and lower the door.
Common System Issues
The springs in a Wayne Dalton Torquemaster system are much smaller in diameter and wire size. Therefore, more winds are required to provide the muscle to counterbalance the load of the door. The new spring winds compromise the spring integrity leading to premature failure.
"The springs in a Wayne Dalton Torquemaster system are much smaller in diameter and wire size. The additional spring winds compromise the spring integrity leading to premature failure."
The idea to protect the spring(s) from the external elements on paper was a novel idea, however, in reality, it substantially increased the cost of a broken spring repair. The common problem homeowners have, it is hard to be sure if a spring in the system has broken because the spring(s) are inside the torsion tube. A key indicator of a busted spring, the door will be quite difficult to open manually.
Five Star Doors recommends converting the Wayne Dalton torquemaster system to a traditional torsion spring. The conventional torsion spring will last substantially longer than the Torquemaster system, and the conversion cost is lower than the Torquemaster replacement.